Michael, I second Rick's opinion: Import by Reference is the way to go.
I've had good results saving PowerPoint slides as *.wmf. Visio also saves in that format. Unfortunately I had to save a native format version of the graphic as well as the *.wmf in another folder for Frame Import. Glenn -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+glenn.voyles=mitchell....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+glenn.voyles=mitchell.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Rick Quatro Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2006 10:18 To: Kellogg, Michael; framers at lists.frameusers.com Subject: Re: Cannot invoke OLE server? Hi Michael, This is probably not the advice you wanted, but I would discourage you from using OLE objects in FrameMaker. The safest, most-reliable approach is to save your Visio images in a graphic format and import the graphic by reference into FrameMaker. I am not familiar with Visio, so I can't suggest a graphic format, but perhaps you can use EPS or PDF. OLE objects have the same disadvantage as graphics imported by copy: when something goes wrong with the graphics, the only solution is to reimport them. Rick Quatro Carmen Publishing 585-659-8267 www.frameexpert.com Hi there! Anybody have a fix for broken OLEs, or have any idea what's causing the problem? When I right-click the Visio image in .fm, it apparently recognizes it as a "Visio Object", but selecting Edit or Open results in the dreaded "Cannot invoke OLE server" dialog. I tried Edit>Links but options in the Edit>Links dialog are grayed-out darn it (they're also grayed-out in the original .fm, whose OLE2s do work -- I'm seeking an easy solution vs. re-importing, copy/pasting from the working .fm, etc. I've got a lot of files to process). In the broken-OLE2 .fm, Object Properties do indicate OLE2 -- I'm hoping the OLE2s are actually there and (given a miracle solution) launchable. I tried Edit>Update References (OLE Links Marked for Manual Update), producing no errors. FYI the Visio images were originally imported (File>Import>Object>Create from file, "Link" UNchecked) w/the intention of fully embedding -- NOT linking by reference. The files aren't on a network drive, but get checked out of Documentum by various users. My guess is that there's a subtle problem such as Visio version incompatibility (e.g., a user w/a previous version of Visio opened the .fm, modified the .vsd, saved, causing a disconnect of some type). Advice welcome :) FrameMaker v7.1 Visio Pro 2003 SPS 2 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as glenn.voyles at mitchell.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/glenn.voyles%40mitch ell.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.