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
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> Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson
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> apply.
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>
>
>
> 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 
>> >
>>
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