You can also just save the Visio files as jpegs and import by reference. Works for me.
---- Original message ---- >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 >> ------ >> rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom >> 303-777-0436 >> ------ >> >> >> >> >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> >> >> You are currently subscribed to Framers as alan at alphabyte.co.nz. >> >> 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/alan%40alphabyte.co.nz >> >> Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >> http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. > >-- >Alan Litchfield MBus(Hons), MNZCS >AlphaByte >PO Box 1941, Auckland, NZ. 1140 >http://www.alphabyte.co.nz > > > > >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as strewth at rcn.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/strewth%40rcn.com > >Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.