Opening Visio .vsd files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Pees330, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Pees330 macrumors 6502

    May 26, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV
    Are there any programs that can open up Microsoft Visio .vsd files? I don't have to be able to edit the files, just be able to look at them.

  2. damian21 macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2008
    NO diagram program in the entire world does; the MS format is private, undocumented, and darn hard to crack -- Omnigraffle will open Visio files if they were saved as .XML -- same for the app ConceptDraw -- the only problem is that PC users save their Visio files as .vsd -- so the short answer is: there is NO Mac program that opens .vsd files directly.
  3. mcarvin macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2003
    Southern NJ
    Actually, I use OmniGraffle Pro 5 to open vsd files. The fidelity of the import varies depending on the drawing; sometimes lines and text blocks get screwed up, but never anything major. OG exports to .vdx, and again, sometimes you'll need to tweak things in Visio.

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