Well, Visio 2003 does not provide PDF (or EPS) as options in the Save As dialog, so your procedure is clearly out of date. It seems that when Microsoft took over Visio they decided to finally remove the chronically broken EPS export filter that Visio users had suffered with for so long, and Save As PDF apparently went the same route (if it ever existed in Visio to begin with) since neither file format is a Microsoft invention.
You can certainly *print* Visio to PDF if you have Acrobat, but at that point you're probably better off importing the PDF into FrameMaker rather than converting it to EPS because you'll get a better on-screen display. Converting PDF to EPS before importing used to be a requirement in older versions of FrameMaker (5.5.6, IIRC) which didn't import PDF correctly. But for current versions, importing PDF is no problem and that approach has the potential advantage of being able to contain multiple pages in one PDF as opposed to one file per image for EPS. My opinions only; I don't speak for Intel. Fred Ridder (fred dot ridder at intel dot com) Intel Parsippany, NJ -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+fred.ridder=intel.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Jon Harvey Sent: Friday, June 30, 2006 12:32 PM To: Dov Isaacs; Steve Rickaby; framers at FrameUsers.com Subject: RE: Help with converting a Visio file into a PDF Here is the procedure I pulled off this list years ago. It's been sitting either in, on, under, or behind my desk for what seems like forever. Does it still hold true with the current software out there? "1. Save the file in Visio as a PDF. 2. Open the PDF in Acrobat. 3. Save the Acrobat file as and EPS, with TIFF preview/fonts embedded. 4. Import the EPS into FrameMaker. Note: The image may look fuzzy in FM when imported. Remember, this is the TIFF preview, not the printed page." -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+jharvey=cambridgesoft....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+jharvey=cambridgesoft.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Dov Isaacs Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 2:21 PM To: Steve Rickaby; framers at FrameUsers.com Subject: RE: Help with converting a Visio file into a PDF 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