Steve Rickaby

> Er... just a quick query: you're not trying to go from Visio 
> to PDF so that you can import the PDF into FrameMaker, are 
> you? Because if so, I don't think you need to bother: PC 
> FrameMaker can import Visio native files directly (or so I've 
> been told - I don't use Visio).

Not as a file import -- unless a filter was added in 7.2 without making
it to the new features list. :-) 

You can import a Visio drawing as a linked _object_, using Windows' OLE2
capability. I've done it without problems when I just had one or two
Visio drawings in a book. But I'd be reluctant to rely on OLE for lots
and lots of graphics. There's a huge amount of complexity and overhead
for an OLE object (to make in-place editing possible). 

And of course, OLE is Windows-only, and anyone you share the FM files
with must also have Visio, so your FM files aren't very portable


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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