Yeah, I was including PDF as a viable graphic format to use to replace
the OLE, just didn't call it out.
However, PNG has been working really well from Visio 2007. So far. ;-  )

Art

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On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Combs, Richard
<richard.combs at polycom.com> wrote:
> Sent too soon. I also meant to recommend an alternative workflow for
> Orly. Instead of importing native Visio files as OLE objects (either
> linked or embedded), print the Visio files to PDF and import that into
> FM.
>
> I think that's a better solution than Art's suggestion of exporting to a
> graphics format -- Visio's export filters don't have a very good
> reputation, but it can certainly print to your Adobe PDF printer.
> Actually, if you have a recent version of Acrobat, and it was installed
> after Visio, you'll have Adobe's "make PDF" plugin in Visio.
>
> Importing PDF into FM works beautifully. You can probably even get away
> with embedding the PDFs instead of importing by reference -- the file
> size will probably be much, much smaller and imported PDF is light-years
> more stable than OLE objects.
>
> Whatever you choose to do, scrapping OLE will be a big improvement.
>
> HTH!
> Richard
>
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