Microsoft Visio

Drawing software focused on flowcharts and diagrams.

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Retail
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 5.0

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Viewing, editing, saving files. Layers.

All Visio buttons and menu functions.

Didn't encounter the problems with listboxes, dropdowns and page renaming that were reported in the previous test by another user.

What does not

Some minor display issues, but I'm not sure if those are Wine issues. Didn't investigate further.

One drawing was displayed only above 62% zoom level.

In shape pane, stencil titles

Printing worked but text did not print.


Had to uncheck "Smooth drawing" in Tools - Options - View, otherwise drawing wouldn't display.

Had to optimize background colors in Tools - Options - Advanced.

What was not tested

Customer binding features such as Tools - Online collaboration and Internet shape search.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Wine version 1.6, Xubuntu 16.04. (Yes, people are still using this version.) Default WINE settings, system set to Windows XP. No DLL overrides were needed. No Winetricks were needed.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Jan 31 20205.0Yes Yes NoBronzeAndrew 
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Aug 18 20172.14Yes Yes YesSilvermanuel 
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 06 20161.9.18Yes Yes NoBronzeKhaelenmore Thaal 
ShowLinux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" x86-64Mar 22 20151.7.39Yes Yes NoGarbageAndrew 
ShowMac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite"Feb 02 20151.6.2Yes Yes NoSilverPaul 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
25631 Microsoft Visio 2003-2007: incorrect size and position of RichEdit based ListBox and Combobox dialog elements (provide RichEdit REListBox20W and RECombobox20W window classes) NEW View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

Native alternatives for non-windows platforms
There are some good alternatives to this application that might exist for your platform. You'll find a list on the main page of this application.
Set gdiplus to native in winecfg. (There is no need to install it with winetricks, as Visio installs its own version.)