You can also just save the Visio files as jpegs and import by reference. Works 
for me.

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>Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 09:55:43 +1300
>From: Alan Litchfield <alan at alphabyte.co.nz>  
>Subject: Re: Does FM crash on Large files on a regular basis?  
>To: "Combs, Richard" <richard.combs at Polycom.com>
>Cc: framers at lists.frameusers.com,orlyz at marvell.com
>
>I would second Richard's recommendation. I would also add that when I  
>have printed Visio files to PDF in the past I often get strange  
>printing problems show up (depending on the version of Visio). These  
>have been lines that appear in the printed output, text that truncates  
>or disappears, fonts that get lost, lines that don't print...
>
>Yes the file output filters in Visio are problematic, and the print  
>engine seems to parse the file data in strange ways too. So I open the  
>files in Illustrator and check that lines are lines and not skinny  
>boxes, delete all the strange bounding boxes and masks that Visio  
>creates, make certain that all the fonts are of the same variety and  
>that text lines are long enough,... In general fix the errors that  
>Visio creates. Then use the pdf in Frame and all is good thereafter.
>
>If there are a large number of files the process doesn't take as long  
>as it sounds since most of the problems tend to be replicated in each  
>of the files.
>
>Alan
>
>On 9/01/2009, at 9:42 AM, Combs, Richard 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
>>
>>
>> Richard G. Combs
>> Senior Technical Writer
>> Polycom, Inc.
>> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
>> 303-223-5111
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