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3 Easy Steps to Visio Services in SharePoint 2010

Written By: Rob Fisch -- 11/18/2010 -- join -- contribute -- (4) comments -- printer friendly version

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Categories: Configurations, Features, SharePoint 2010, Visio Services

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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".

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

 

Here is what it should look like:

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.

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

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