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    Visio 2000 Saving Files

    I know that there are issues with saving Visio files, where they say "not a visio file". But I fixed a file for a user, saved it, then sent it back to him--an org chart--when he opens it the connector lines go bonkers. Anyone know what's up?

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    Re: Visio 2000 Saving Files

    <hr>the connector lines go bonkers<hr>
    Is that a technical term? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Seriously, exactly what happens to the connectors when he opens the drawing? Do they disappear, become disconnected, do the hula, or what?
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    Re: Visio 2000 Saving Files

    d. All of the above.

    Seriously, yes: they become disconnected; they get pushed to the upper half and to the left of the drawing and appear to have formed a clique and are having coffee together in the north quarter. LOL!

    To provide a bit more, the file he opened and didn't save came back to me just fine. The one he opened and did save was all messed up. The file's 200+K so I can't attach, but I'll be happy to email it.

    And I VERY MUCH appreciate your help!

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    Re: Visio 2000 Saving Files

    Is he using the same version, including service releases, of Visio? The "not a Visio file" message tends to crop up when you mix versions, although I've had drawings corrupt spontaneously prior to applying SR-1. Take a look at knowledgebase article and see it it offers any suggestions. You might also want to take a look at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q264/4/00.asp>Vso2000: What's Fixed in SR-1 Update (All Editions) [Q264400] to see if anything there rings a bell, assuming he doesn't have SR-1 installed.
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    Re: Visio 2000 Saving Files

    Thanks, Charlotte. I was already aware of the first article, but didn't think twice about the SR...am finding out.

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