At 09:49 -0600 28/6/06, Combs, Richard wrote: > > 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).
Ah - sorry: that must be what I was remembering. From an April thread... At 10:53 -0600 27/4/06, Linda G. Gallagher wrote: >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. At 10:01 -0700 27/4/06, Hales-Crotchett, Nicole wrote: >For what it's worth, I haven't had any troubles either embedding Visio >objects and I've done it numerous times in several books. At 10:03 -0700 27/4/06, Jim Light wrote: >I have Visio 2003 (SP2) and it allows me to export as tif, gif, png. You >can check to see if the quality is a problem, but you don't have to do >that at all, really. You can import the vsd file as an object into >FrameMaker. > >Click File > Import > Object. > >In the Insert Object dialog, Select Create from File. > >Browse to the vsd file , check the Link check box (if you want it to >update dynamically and then Click OK. > >I have Frame 7.2. When I right-click on the Visio object, the bottom of >the right-click menu has a choice called "Linked Visio Object" and the >two sub menu items are Edit and Open. > >If I double-click the embedded Visio object it opens it in Visio. >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 >anymore. Quite. FWIW, I had have painful experience of the 'quality' (I use the term loosely) of exports from Visio in non-M$ formats (i.e. anything portable). My preferred method would now be to create a PDF from Visio and import that into FrameMaker. But then, I work on a Mac... -- Steve