Why Does MS Visio 2013 Ask for Additional Information While Saving Your Files?

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Additional information for MS Visio files can be the detailed information about the document that you are trying to save. Such detailed information might include the title of the document, the subject of the document, comments, tags, etc.

When MS Visio 2013 is installed, by default it is not configured to display any such properties box. Due to this, you are able to save your documents just by clicking the Save button and by specifying the location and the name of the document in the corresponding field. MS Visio 2013
does not display any document properties box in such cases.

If your instance of MS Visio 2013 is requesting for additional information whenever you try to save any Visio file for the first time, this means that someone or something has deliberately or accidentally modified the default settings.

As an end-user, you might want to enable the document properties box while saving the document in MS Visio 2013 in order to avoid the manual intervention that is required to include additional information to the files. By enabling this, and decent amount of time is saved where MS Visio 2013 enforcers you to populate the required fields right at the time of saving the document itself.

On the other hand if you do not wish to have the document properties box while saving MS Visio 2013 files, you can, by all means, disable the feature by following the instructions given below:

  • Log on to the computer on which MS Visio 2013 is installed and is behaving the way described in the title.
  • Initialize the MS Visio 2013 program by double-clicking its icon.
  • Open any existing Visio document or create a new one to get the basic interface of the program.
  • On the opened interface, click the FILE tab.
  • From the displayed list, go to Options.’
  • On the opened Visio Options box, from the left pane, click to select the Save category.
  • From the right pane, under the Save documents section, uncheck the Prompt for document properties on first save checkbox.
  • Once done, click OK to save the changes.
  • If the current document is new and not saved yet, try saving it.
  • If the document properties box appears while saving, close the program and restart.
  • If the changes are still not reflected, restart the computer and then try again.