Visio 2013 - File BlockSettings

Oddly, I am unable to open a downloaded .vss file. from a well known company.

Okay cool.  

KB:


Uh oh, it's greyed out. Hmm, must be in the registry. 

Still, seems silly, if cannot open stencils by default. Are they so malicious?

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Visio


HKEY_CURRENT_USER?

Just save to Power Point file or jpeg, I guess.

 

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Last updated April 3, 2019 Views 199 Applies to:
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I really do wonder why this was implemented, but then it only adversly affects customers, 3rd-party stencil vendors etc, so doesn't affect MS's bottom line.

Visio stencils and addons for engineering and software
http://www.paulherber.co.uk/

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