Neil,

Frame turns all images into EPS (even PDF) when it rips them. Therefore, 
if you have many images, you might run into performance issues if using 
formats other than EPS.

-bob
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Neil Tubb wrote:

>I find it interesting that a few of you are saving your illustrations as
>EPS instead of leaving them as PDF and importing that into Frame. Is
>there an advantage to using EPS? I didn't even know you could save as
>EPS in Acrobat.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: framers-bounces+neil.tubb=solacesystems.com at lists.frameusers.com
>[mailto:framers-bounces+neil.tubb=solacesystems.com at lists.frameusers.com
>] On Behalf Of Linda G. Gallagher
>Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 12:53 PM
>To: gkhaas at usa.net; framers at lists.frameusers.com
>Subject: RE: Visio (2003) drawings into FrameMaker (7.2, unstructured)?
>
>Guy,
>
>I know that folks will likely tell you that it's not the recommended
>way,
>but I have embedded Visio objects into a couple of FM books
>successfully. I
>learned about it from another list member (John, are you out there?),
>and it
>has been fine.
>
>Other than that, the recommended procedure is clumsy at best: create a
>PDF
>from Visio, crop it, save as .eps, import into FM (think I'm remembering
>that right). Ugly if you expect change to the Visio drawings as I did.
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: framers-bounces+lindag=techcomplus.com at lists.frameusers.com
>[mailto:framers-bounces+lindag=techcomplus.com at lists.frameusers.com]On
>Behalf Of Guy K. Haas
>Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 9:32 AM
>To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
>Subject: Visio (2003) drawings into FrameMaker (7.2, unstructured)?
>
>
>My developers give me design files in Word containing embedded Visio
>objects to show UML and the like.  While there are not very many, I
>WOULD like to use as delayed a binding as possible, to facilitate the
>updating of such drawings from (ever?)-changing engineering docs.
>
>I do not believe one can embed such objects themselves in a FrameMaker
>document.
>
>I CAN, of course, open the object, save it as a .vsd file, then open the
>vsd file IN Visio and save it in some other graphic form (meaning that
>I'd have to do it over again whenever the engineers rejigger).
>
>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.
>
>--TIA,
>    Guy K. Haas
>    Software Exegete in Silicon Valley
>
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