Prevent changes to a Visio file

Save a file as read-only

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.

  2. Click the arrow on the Save button and select Read only.

Use document protection settings

  1. On the View menu, click Drawing Explorer Window.

  2. Right-click the name of the drawing that you want to protect from unauthorized changes, and then click Protect Document.

  3. Select the items that you want to prevent users from changing, and then click OK.

    Note: To remove document protection, right-click the file name in the Drawing Explorer Window, and then click Protect Document. Clear the check boxes for the items from which you want to remove protection, and then click OK.

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