This may be a trivia item on the side of your main quest... but Visio
works quite well if you don't insist on using the actual Visio file.
Do a SaveAs in Visio and import the resulting file by reference -- I
usually use .png as the destination.

If you do import the Visio object, you must import it using MS OLE,
which is notoriously flakey.... I've found that it's usually not worth
the advantage of being able to edit by clicking it.


Art Campbell
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On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Alison
Craig<Alison.Craig at> wrote:
> Version: FM9
> OS: XP Pro with SP3
> I am almost finished transferring my User Manuals from MS Word to FM9, 
> however, I have run into a problem with some images.
> In Word, I use Text Boxes to highlight various items in an image. Each Text 
> Box is surrounded by a border of a specific weight that sits a specific 
> distance from the actual text.
> I have not been able to achieve this effect in FM9 with Text Frames. After a 
> bit of trial and error I managed to get the side borders to sit a specific 
> distance from the text (eg, 1mm) but the text on the top always touches the 
> actual text as if it were an underline (or "overline" as it were). The 
> Paragraph style I created to use inside the Text Frame specifies the indents 
> and spacing but the text doesn't seem to obey the Above and Below Pgf 
> settings - no matter how big I make them.
> Does anyone have any suggestions for overcoming this? I have a lot of these 
> "labeled" images to handle. I just gave a quick try to create an image with 
> Visio and then import it, but Visio seems to have issues of its own.
> I can send an example image of what I am getting in FM9 as well as I what I 
> am trying for (from Word) if this would help.
> Also, is there any way to make the corners of the Text Frames rounded instead 
> of square?
> Thanks,
> Alison
> Alison Craig, Technical Writer
> Ultrasonix Medical Corporation
> 130 - 4311 Viking Way
> Richmond, BC ?V6V 2K9
> Tel: (604) 279-8550, ext 127
> Fax: (604) 279-8559
> E-mail: alison.craig at<mailto:alison.craig at>
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