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When you use one of the Microsoft Office programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section, you may experience one of the following symptoms:
To resolve this issue, click the link under the name of the Office program that you are using to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
I receive an error message when I try to open or save a file in WordExcel
I receive an error message when I try to open or save a file in ExcelPowerPoint
I receive an error message when I try to open or save a file in PowerPointVisio
I receive an error message when I try to open or save a file in Visio
The issue can also occur when you open an embedded or linked Office file in an Office application. For example, you have a Visio object embedded in a Word document. When you try to open the Visio object, you receive the following error message in Word:
You are attempting to open a file type (Visio 2003-2010 Binary Drawings, Templates and Stencils) that has been blocked by your File Block settings in the Trust Center.
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Tip You can keep the help window viewable for the steps by clicking Show Help and then Open in Help Window.
To resolve this issue, you must change the File Block settings in the application that owns the blocked file type. In this example, you must change the File Block settings in Visio instead of in Word. If the error message mentions Excel file type, go to Excel to change the File Block settings.
Note To enable the embedded Visio 2003-2010 file types, you must clear both the Save and Open check boxes for the "Visio 2003-2010 Binary Drawings, Templates and Stencils" file type in Visio.
Article ID: 922850 - Last Review: September 30, 2013 - Revision: 21.0