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3 Easy Steps to Visio Services in SharePoint 2010


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Problem

You have read about the new Visio Services in SharePoint 2010, where users can view Visio documents in a web browser. Now you want to start using it!

Solution

It's really easy to Visio files to display in a web browser for users. But unless you have gone through the steps, it might not be all that obvious.

First off, the requirements for this is that you have both SharePoint 2010 Enterprise and Visio 2010.

Step 1 - Turn on Visio Services

Go to --> Site Actions --> Site Settings.

Then click "Manage site features".

manage site features

If your SharePoint Server Enterprise Site features are not activated, click the Activate button.

activate

Here is what it should look like:

active

Step 2 - Configuring the document library.

Now, navigate to a document library where you would like to publish the Visio for users to view in a web browser. Go to the List settings and click Advanced Settings.

advanced settings

Set the Opening Documents in the Browser option to Open in the browser.

open in browser

Step 3 - Publishing a Visio 2010 document

After creating your Visio document, select Save As from the File menu.

save as

In the File name box, paste the URL of the site where you library is.

jazz moss

Navigate to the library (double click).

my visio library

Give your file the desired name.

IMPORTANT: From the Save as type: dropdown, choose Web Drawing. Then press Enter or click Save.

my first site

Here's what the Visio looks like in a web browser.

my first site

Easy as 1-2-3!

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