Article ID: 826416 - View products that this article applies to.
In Microsoft Office Visio 2002, when you try to open a Visio drawing that was created in Microsoft Office Visio 2003, you may receive the following error message:
This file cannot be opened because it was created with a newer or unrecognized version of Visio. For Visio upgrade information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/office/visio.
This problem may occur if all the following conditions are true:
To work around this problem, open the embedded object in Visio and save the embedded drawing as Drawing (*.vsd). To do this, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870571/ )"This file cannot be opened because it was created with a newer or unrecognized version of Visio" error message when you try to open a Visio drawing