Data Desk Templates
SHOE file format
If you are a registered user of Viz!on, you are entitled to free technical support. You may want to read the FAQs below and the System Requirements before contacting us, as your answers may be found there. To receive Viz!on technical support you may send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the online form.
Viz!on is an Excel Add-in created with Visual Basic. Microsoft has ceased support for Visual Basic, Viz!on will not work in versions of Excel 2008 or newer. We are investigating a solution to this problem. Please check back for updates.
Windows Vista no longer supports the help file format used in Data Desk/XL. This will be addressed with the next version of Data Desk/XL. In the interim, you can download a plug-in from Microsoft to view the Data Desk/XL help. To download this plug-in, visit Microsoft's Download Center.
Viz!on can be used with computers running Windows XP/Vista/Win7 and Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. If you have any problems using Viz!on with XP, go to Tools... Options... in the Excel menu bar. Click the security tab in the dialogue window that appears, then click the "Macro Security..." button. In the next window that appears click the Trusted Sources tab and make sure the "Trust all installed add-ins and templates" checkbox is checked.
On Windows, Excel 2000 or Excel 2003 or Excel 2007 or Excel 2010. On Macintosh, Excel X or Excel 2008. See our Viz!on Requirements web page for more information.
The key is that you need to add Viz!on to the list of available add-ins in Excel. First, double-click the downloaded Viz!on installer and follow the installation instructions. Click Finish when done. Once Viz!on has been installed to your computer, complete the following steps in Excel:
For all versions prior to Excel 2007:
WINDOWS: For Excel 2007 or Excel 2010 only:
There is a known issue with Viz!on using Excel 2007 that may cause the program to crash, or result in a blank Names and Columns selection box. To prevent this problem, highlight a range of cells by clicking and dragging your mouse over the cells in the spreadsheet. Do not select entire columns by clicking on the column headers.