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May I know what are the steps to create a office layout inside Microsoft Visio Diagram, then link this Visio Diagram to SharePoint List, such that when my mouse hover at a particular location in the Visio Diagram, it display its corresponding information in the SharePoint List.

It should like something like the following (The picture is for SharePoint 2010 but I need the steps for SharePoint 2007):

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  • Create a visio diagram using Maps and Floor Palns >> Floor Plan stencil.
  • Once the map is created, go to the Data tab on visio and click ok Link Data to Shapes. Choose SharePoint List option.
  • The data will show on the bottom of the diagram. Drag and drop each row of data that you want to be visible upon hovering the section of the diagram.
  • Save the file as .vdw and upload it to a SharePoint document library.
  • Create a Visio webpart and point it to the uploaded .vdw diagram.
  • When the diagram loads on the webpart, make sure to Toggle the visibility of the shape information panel on the top right corner.
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Thanks Tom, I have the following questions as follows: [1] Is the Visio apply for Visio 2007 or only for Visio 2010? (Currently have Visio 2007 and SharePoint 2007) [2] Where can I locate this Visio webpart in SharePoint 2007? (I search but could not find it in my SharePoint Sites) [3] Is the Visio a web-based when access at SharePoint or it will just open as a file that need to be open by Visio at the Client workstation? –  Wilson Tan Sep 14 '11 at 1:20
    
Wilson, [1] The above steps are for Visio 2010 Professional - alternative ways: msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa463345(office.12).aspx; microsoft.com/downloads/en/… [2] MOSS 2007 does not have the Visio Web Access web part like SharePoint 2010 - alternative way: sqlblogcasts.com/blogs/martinisti/archive/2010/06/09/…, [3] If you have the visio webpart, or save the visio file in web drawing format, it does not require a client - it is browser renderable. –  Tom Sep 14 '11 at 15:34

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