Impending SP2 for Visio 2007

All programs have bugs, but some bugs are more annoying than others.  One such bug is the often missing ribbon UI in Excel when you generate a report from Visio.  So, I was delighted when the Visio team informed me of the impending service pack 2 for Microsoft Office Visio 2007, and found that it includes a fix for this problem: ttp://

So, what is this bug?  Well, I often run reports straight from Visio using the rudimentary report writer:


Unfortunately, Visio 2007 sometimes gets upset that it did not get the Ribbon UI like Excel, Word and PowePoint, so decides that Excel should not have it also:


Well, now that it has been announced that the next version of Visio will get the Ribbon, now called the Fluent UI, Visio will allow Excel to keep it’s Ribbon too!


One of other fixes that stands out as overdue, is the crashing caused by the Bluetooth Add-on … that will please a lot of users!

I will be installing this service pack as soon as I can….


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