April 5, 2016, update for Visio 2016 (KB3114957)

This article describes update KB3114957 for Microsoft Visio 2016, which was released on April 5, 2016. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update on the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

Fixes the following issues:
  • If you change the master URL of a master shortcut, the icon image isn't displayed in the stencil.
  • VBA can't set special properties in the redo operation because the shape sheet ids aren't recycled during the redo operation. Therefore, you can't redo all operations.
  • You can't create a shape report in Visio 2016 if the report name contains multiple words.
  • When you use Visio 2016 to open a .vsd file that's created in Visio 2010, you receive the following error message:
    Unexpected end of file.

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.

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Update information


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Visio 2016 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.

More Information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2016 application.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI
How to uninstall this update


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File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.

Article ID: 3114957 - Last Review: Jan 22, 2017 - Revision: 2