Fred Staal wrote: > We use Visio and import the charts into FM 6 as a linked > objects. The process seems stable, retains vector format, and > avoids any conversion issues.
We used that method back when we only had an occasional Visio drawing, and it was OK for that. It is, of course, Windows-only, relying on Microsoft's OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) protocol. OLE2, actually, which is more stable than the original OLE. For docs with more Visio drawings (one file has over 60 in it), I wouldn't dream of using OLE. Here's one reason: I have a 14-page file that contains three half-page Visio diagrams. The current version (Visios imported by ref as PDFs) is 67KB. An older version -- little difference in text, Visios as linked (not embedded) objects -- is 595KB. YMMV. Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------