This article is written intended to guide you how to Install Microsoft Visio Mac / MacBook Pro / MacBook Air running OS X El Capitan.
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Since I work as a network administrator, Microsoft Visio is very important for me to draw network diagram / topology. Although there are many Visio alternatives for Mac such ConceptDraw, LucidChart, SmartDraw, or OmniGraffle according to my opinion they can not replace Visio. It is the best because of its simplicity and easy to use. Another reason is I am already familiar with Visio when running Windows and also already bought the software license so buying another program for this purpose is wasting money.
In this article I will not talk about which software is better. I want to show you how to install Microsoft Visio on Mac running OS X El Capitan on top of Wine, thanks to WineHQ team for making this great tool. It should be applicable on previous version of OS X such as OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, and Mac OS X Mountain Lion.
Lets start with the installation process
Windows programs can be run on OS X, Linux and BSD via WINE (Windows Emulator) so first we need to install wine and winetricks.
We can install wine and winetricks packages using Homebrew, follow this post how to install Wine on OS X.
Define Visio Home directory
Although it is not necessary, it is better to set environment folder for Visio. We will set it under $HOME/.vision2007. Inside your $HOME directory (/Users/your_username), create .visio2007 directory.
Perform Wine initialisation and setup of WINEPREFIX in .visio2007
We need several packages be installed to run Visio 2007. Those packages are gdiplus, msxml6, dotnet20, riched20, and corefonts. Install them using winetricks as follows:
Capture example of installing .Net Framework (dotnet20) is as in image below:
After installing the packages above, then run Wine configuration editor (winecfg)
In Wine configuration, under Libraries tab make sure that gdiplus, msxml6, riched20 are set to native. See image below!
Run Visio setup installation
Once the above dependency packages installed and configured, we are ready to run the installation.
After the installation completed and successful, you can run Visio using command below:
Visio should be running well without any problem.
Create visio script
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To make it easier to run Visio using Terminal, create a script named as ‘visio’.
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Copy and paste the following command into the visio script. Change the ‘your-username’ accordingly with yours.
Make it executable and then move it into $PATH
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To run Visio, just type visio in Terminal.