We also use a lot of Visio drawings, but do not yet have Visio 2003 so 
can not comment on any improvement (or lack thereof) for exporting to 
other file types.

Our highest quality comes when we print Visio to press-ready PDFs, then 
open in Acrobat, crop as needed, and save as EPS.
The only downside of this is that PDF "converts" the font names so that 
you can run into font trouble if you open the EPS in Illustrator to try 
to clean anything up.

Robert Kern
President, TIPS Technical Publishing, Inc.
108 E. Main Street, Suite 4
Carrboro, NC  27510
bob at technicalpublishing.com
919-933-2629 phone
919-338-2899 fax

Steve Rickaby wrote:

>At 08:31 -0700 27/4/06, Guy K. Haas wrote:
>>But Visio 2003 does not offer .eps among its save-as options.  The most 
>>desirable of the offerings (for line drawings) seem to be .gif, .png, and 
>>.svg[z].  My guess would be .svg because it's vector.
>>Any guidance on
>>1. whether FrameMaker can embed Visio objects
>>2. if not, then what's the best format for embedding the graphic file.
>Hi Guy
>I went through some real pain on this a couple of years ago. From memory, what 
>we found was that:
>. My understanding is that FrameMaker cannot embed .vsds
>. Most of the export filers in Visio produced what one could politely call 
>'visual artifacts'
>. The specific deficiencies of the various export filters varied with the 
>revision of Visio in use
>. The 'best' (used in a very relative sense) option was to export from Visio 
>as .emf, import .emf into Illustrator, touch up there, export as .eps from 
>Illustrator, and import the .eps into FrameMaker.
>Two caveats:
>. This was all on the Mac, and the situation on PC FrameMaker may be different.
>. Things may have improved in the interim (although I'm not hopeful)

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