FrameMaker does NOT have the ability to import "Visio native
files." It does have the ability to use OLE (object linking 
and embedding) links to such a Viso document file, but that
requires that Visio be installed on the system that runs
FrameMaker. Also, OLE is notoriously unreliable.

        - Dov

> -----Original Message-----
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>  On Behalf Of Steve Rickaby
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7:54 AM
> To: framers at
> Subject: Re: Help with converting a Visio file into a PDF
> At 07:40 -0700 28/6/06, Roopa Belur wrote:
> >  My apologies for not being clear. My company uses 
> Microsoft Word. They are considering moving to Frame in the 
> next few months.
> > 
> >I need help converting a Visio file into PDF without 
> Distiller or any Adobe product.
> 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).
> -- 
> Steve

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