Do you need to share your Visio drawing with people who don’t have Visio? For example, do you have to share a flowchart with another department that doesn’t use Visio?
Saving a Visio diagram in another format
Visio makes it easy for people who don’t have the software installed to see Visio drawings saved in a different format, such as a .jpg or .dwg file. For those with a company Intranet it is also possible to save your Visio diagram as a web page – here’s how!
To save a Visio diagram as a web page
To share your Visio diagram on the web, save your drawing as a Web Page. As a bonus, Visio creates a Pan & Zoom window, also a Details view, and even adds a Search box!
From the File menu choose Save as Web Page to create a Visio diagram that can be accessed from any web browser.
The dialogue box appears asking if you want the Synchronized Copy on a new page. If you choose Yes, Visio will insert a new page for you and place the drawing on it.
Your Visio diagram is saved by default as a Visio drawing (.vsd) file. When using Visio 2007 you can also save the drawing in a Visio 2003 or earlier file format, enabling you to share your work with colleagues using that version.
To save your drawing in another format, use File > Save As and from the Save as Type drop down menu, select the appropriate option.
You can also save a Visio diagram as an XML file.