Opening Visio Documents

In Visio, you can open diagrams, stencils, templates, and workspace files. Each is represented by a different file extension:

  • VSD is a Visio drawing file.

  • VSS is a Visio stencil file.

  • VST is a Visio template file.

  • VSW is a Visio workspace file.

Opening Visio Documents

Most of the time, you use the Open command or toolbar button to open a drawing file (.vsd). This section focuses on different ways to open diagrams.


For details about opening and saving Visio files in XML format, see "Visio and XML File Formats".

Opening an Existing Diagram

Visio includes the same Open dialog box as Microsoft Office (see Figure 1-17), so with the Places bar of shortcuts, ...

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