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Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby kflau23 » Sun, 28 Oct 2007 16:08:52 GMT

Hi All,

My PC installed Visio Viewer 2003, but everytime I open Visio file, IE
opened, and I accepted the ActiveX, but Blank Page appear and cannot
see the Visio content ! I tried to reinstall Visio viewer 2003 ( even
2007 ), but cannot fix !, I tried another computer opened this visio
file and it's work ! How can I fix this problem ? Do I need to re-
install IE 6 or upgrade to IE 7 ?

Thanks a lot,


RE: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby barbway » Thu, 13 Dec 2007 10:33:37 GMT

It's possible that you may be missing one or more IE6 Security updates, as 
we have seen this occur before.

Check using Windows Update or Microsoft Update to see if there are any 
hidden updates that you have skipped installing.
Also, check specifically for update MS07-057 
( http://www.**--****.com/ )


Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 It's possible that you may be missing one or more IE6 Security updates, as we have seen this occur before.
\par 
\par Check using Windows Update or Microsoft Update to see if there are any hidden updates that you have skipped installing.
\par Also, check specifically for update MS07-057 ( http://www.**--****.com/ )
\par 
\par 
\par Barb Way
\par Product Support - Visio
\par Microsoft Corporation
\par This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
\par }

RE: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby QVo » Wed, 16 Jan 2008 02:33:04 GMT

We are having same problem.

I could only narrow down to removing following two patches. But it doesn't 
work on all machines. Patches removed from test machines are KB943460, 
KB933729

any help will be greatly appreciated.






RE: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby barbway » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 08:25:47 GMT

There are a number of different IE updates which have impacted the behavior 
of ActiveX controls loading in IE6.  Since the Viewer is a control, the 
users need the ability to see/approve of the use of the control. Some 
systems have Group Policies in place which suppress the information bar, 
which can impact the Viewer.

Also, there have been some Security Updates which seem to have a direct 
impact on the way the Viewer loads.  Check to see if you have MS06-020 
installed. If so, then you want to ensure that MS06-033 is also installed.  
Some systems (at least a few Server 2003 machines, in particular) have also 
needed MS06-057 
( http://www.**--****.com/ ;EN-US;939653).

Hope that helps!

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 There are a number of different IE updates which have impacted the behavior of ActiveX controls loading in IE6.  Since the Viewer is a control, the users need the ability to see/approve of the use of the control. Some systems have Group Policies in place which suppress the information bar, which can impact the Viewer.
\par 
\par Also, there have been some Security Updates which seem to have a direct impact on the way the Viewer loads.  Check to see if you have MS06-020 installed. If so, then you want to ensure that MS06-033 is also installed.  Some systems (at least a few Server 2003 machines, in particular) have also needed MS06-057 ( http://www.**--****.com/ ;EN-US;939653).
\par 
\par Hope that helps!
\par 
\par Barb Way
\par Product Support - Visio
\par Microsoft Corporation
\par This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
\par 
\par 
\par }

Re: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby Paul Herber » Wed, 23 Jan 2008 09:48:04 GMT

On Mon, 21 Jan 2008 23:25:47 GMT,  XXXX@XXXXX.COM  (Barb




I'm quite willing to accept the epithet MisterStateTheObvious (with
the rider that I have over 30 years experience of writing software)
but wouldn't a Visio viewer application built from the Visio source
code be not be a very easy option?

1. disable all the standard Visio start up behaviour to choose the
diagram type.
2. disable most of the now inappropriate menus and toolbars. The only
menus needed are Open, Print, Print Preview, maybe View -> Zoom. You
might also want to keep Find and Goto Page.
3. disable macros.
4. disable the appropriate CMNDs.
5. disable VBA. COM and automation
6. new startup splash screen
7. no Options, no security settings, no registry entries

That's probably > 95% of the work done.


-- 
Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
Electronics for Visio         http://www.**--****.com/ 

Re: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby John Marshall, MVP » Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:25:30 GMT

The only downside is that you would have an application that pigs out on 
space, but does not do much.

John...    Visio MVP

PS: I made the same argument for the first Visio viewer. In Visio 1 and 2, 
there was a demo version that could be used as a "Viewer", but for later 
versions there was no "free" viewer. So stripping down Visio was suggested, 
but there was a long list of reasons why it could not be done. File bloat 
was a key problem.

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Re: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby Al Edlund » Thu, 24 Jan 2008 01:01:12 GMT

MS, mostly space...











Re: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby QVo » Fri, 25 Jan 2008 00:11:00 GMT

Guys, Issue is resolved by installing the latest IE6 Cummulative Patch.
Thanks all for your assistance.












Re: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby barbway » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:08:59 GMT

C'mon, guys - there's a wonderful viewer out on the Office Online site.  
It's called the Trial ... after 30 days, it's a viewer :-)

 ... I'm KIDDING.  But it would work, and be really big, as John noted.

Barb Way
Product Support - Visio
Microsoft Corporation
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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\viewkind4\uc1\pard\f0\fs20 C'mon, guys - there's a wonderful viewer out on the Office Online site.  
\par It's called the Trial ... after 30 days, it's a viewer :-)
\par 
\par  ... I'm KIDDING.  But it would work, and be really big, as John noted.
\par 
\par Barb Way
\par Product Support - Visio
\par Microsoft Corporation
\par This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
\par 
\par }

Re: Visio Viewer shows blank pages in Internet Explorer 6

Postby John Marshall, MVP » Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:33:31 GMT

and that is what we recommended in the old days on the CompuServe forum, 
before Visio 3.0.

John...    Visio MVP








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1.Visio Viewer - Shows blank page in Internet Explorer

I've deployed the Visio Viewer to some Terminal Servers running Windows 2003 
x64 Server running IE6. The installation went perfect- however.

When trying to view visio documents, IE prompts me for an ActiveX control, 
then the IE page is blank. I've tried everything to fix this but to no avail.

What I've tried
1. Denying an IE settings from GPO and lowering all the security settigns
2. Uninstalling/Reinstalling Visio Viewer 2003 (x86)
3. Found some post suggesting KB932168 could cause this. I've uninstalled 
that hotfix. Didn't work. 

None of this is helping.

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