Description of the Visio 2007 hotfix package: March 3, 2008

Description of the Visio 2007 hotfix package: March 3, 2008

Article ID : 941879
Last Review : March 19, 2008
Revision : 1.0
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This article describes the Microsoft Office Visio 2007 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated March 3, 2008.

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Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

• You open two drawings at the same time in Visio 2007. Drawing 1 contains a macro that uses the BringForward method. Additionally, the macro affects drawing 2. When you run the macro in drawing 1, you receive the following error message:

An exception occurred

Note This problem does not occur in Microsoft Office Visio 2003.

• When you run a Visual Basic application to start Visio 2007, memory use increases unexpectedly.
• You use the data in a Microsoft Office Excel workbook as the data source for Visio 2007 shapes. Then, you close the Visio file. When you reopen the Visio file, the data in the Visio file is lost.This problem occurs when a cell in the Excel workbook contains more than 255 characters.

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Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Visio 2007 service pacl that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (

Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: (


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix.

Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Download information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Office-kb941879-fullfile-x86-glb.exe 12.0.6300.5000 15,640,080 25-Feb-2008 08:58 x86

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Visio.msp Not applicable 15,179,776 25-Feb-2008 15:06 Not applicable

Contents of the Visio.msp file

File name File version File size Date Time Platform
Aec.dll 12.0.6300.5000 916,008 07-Dec-2007 04:02 x86
Bstorm.dll 12.0.6300.5000 593,456 07-Dec-2007 04:02 x86
Dbengr.dll 12.0.6300.5000 705,576 07-Dec-2007 04:02 x86
Drilldwn.dll 12.0.6300.5000 989,224 13-Dec-2007 00:56 x86
Dwgdp.dll 12.0.6300.5000 1,933,848 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Facility.dll 12.0.6300.5000 1,181,720 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Ganttchart.dll 12.0.6300.5000 972,312 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Hvac.dll 12.0.6300.5000 328,216 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Orgchart.dll 12.0.6300.5000 1,244,216 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Orgchwiz.dll 12.0.6300.5000 467,000 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Pe.dll 12.0.6300.5000 572,960 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Sg.dll 12.0.6300.5000 1,851,928 07-Dec-2007 04:03 x86
Timesoln.dll 12.0.6300.5000 968,752 07-Dec-2007 04:04 x86
Uml.dll 12.0.6300.5000 1,494,048 07-Dec-2007 04:04 x86
Visbrgr.dll 12.0.6303.5000 6,222,384 15-Feb-2008 11:41 x86
Visfilt.dll 12.0.6300.5000 1,699,880 07-Dec-2007 04:04 x86
Visgrf.dll 12.0.6300.5000 389,136 13-Dec-2007 00:56 x86
Visio.exe 12.0.6300.5000 185,880 13-Dec-2007 00:56 x86
Vislib.dll 12.0.6300.5000 11,653,152 13-Dec-2007 00:56 x86
Visocx.dll 12.0.6300.5000 134,192 07-Dec-2007 04:04 x86
Visweb.dll 12.0.6300.5000 730,168 07-Dec-2007 04:04 x86
Xfunc.dll 12.0.6300.5000 423,976 07-Dec-2007 04:04 x86

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• Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2007
• Microsoft Office Visio Standard 2007

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