Unfortunately Visio lacks good vector based export filters. WMF often results in odd artefacts appearing in the graphics between line starts and endings.
In the past I have printed Visio graphics to PDF which preserves the quality to be found in their vector based graphics. Far better for printing with that rasterised image formats such a TIFF, PNG, JPEG, etc. Refer also to previous postings on this list about these issues. Alan On 20/08/2009, at 7:28 AM, Writer wrote: > I've saved Visio files as GIFs and they seemed to render well. > > A long time ago, I used to convert schematics into PDFs and import > them into FM quite nicely. The cool thing about that was when I > converted the FM doc to PDF, the PDF (when viewed as a PDF, not > printed out) maintained the layering of the schematic and the user > could "drill down" into the image. > > Nadine > > --- On Wed, 8/19/09, Alison Craig <Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com> wrote: > > From: Alison Craig <Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com> > Subject: RE: FM9 and Text Frames > To: "Art Campbell" <art.campbell at gmail.com> > Cc: "framers at lists.frameusers.com" <framers at lists.frameusers.com> > Received: Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 3:04 PM > > I tried Visio this morning and wasn't happy with the quality - but > it was a rush job creating the Visio file on someone else's computer > (I don't have a copy of Visio yet) and then playing with it in > FrameMaker. > > What format do you recommend for the original image? I had to > quickly save my original EPS to another format so I tried both PNG > and TIF, then saved the resulting Visio file as a PNG and a TIF and > imported them both as linked files (which I believe is the "import > by reference" method you mentioned). > > I was disappointed that the file did not come in at the same size as > the Visio image. I imported it at 600 dpi and still had to downsize > it. Once I saved it to PDF the quality of my text boxes were > severely degraded. > > Any suggestions? If I can get the quality issues solved, Visio seems > much more friendly for this aspect of my documents (managing 2 boxes > for every text frame sounds like a LOT of work!). > > Thanks, Alison > > > Alison Craig, Technical Writer > Ultrasonix Medical Corporation > Tel: (604) 279-8550, ext 127 > Fax: (604) 279-8559 > E-mail: alison.craig at ultrasonix.com > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Art Campbell [mailto:art.campbell at gmail.com] > Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 11:53 AM > To: Alison Craig > Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com > Subject: Re: FM9 and Text Frames > > 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 > > Art Campbell > art.campbell at gmail.com > "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 > Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson > No disclaimers > apply. > DoD 358 > > > > On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Alison > Craig<Alison.Craig at ultrasonix.com> 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 ultrasonix.com<mailto:alison.craig at ultrasonix.com >> > >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> >> You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. >> >> Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. >> >> To unsubscribe send a blank email to >> framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >> or visit >> http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com >> >> Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. 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