This OLE renaming trick also works if the OLE is an embedded Excel file or a
Word file.  Just rename it to .xls or .doc.

Seraphim



On Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 8:16 PM, Jeremy H. Griffith <jeremy at omsys.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:24:48 -0700, "Combs, Richard"
> <richard.combs at Polycom.com>
> wrote:
>
> >Actually, it's much worse than that. "Visio embedded drawings" are _not_
> >embedded graphics (in the FM sense) -- FM doesn't have an import filter
> >for Visio files. They're actually embedded OLE objects. Much more of a
> >problem than embedding graphics files -- there's lots of overhead
> >involved with OLE and more chance for things to break.
> > ...
> >I suspect OLE objects are beyond even Mif2Go's prodigious capabilities.
>
> Nope.  ;-)  At least, not when they represent Visio files.
> One of our customers (Intel) actually discovered this, and
> told us about it.  It turns out that if you export the OLE
> objects with Mif2Go, and rename the files from .ole to .vsd,
> you can open them in Visio just fine.  Use this setting
> in mif2htm.ini:
>
> [GraphExport]
> ExportOleFiles=Yes
>
> That will make the *.ole files in the output directory.
> You need to rename them, perhaps with a console command:
>
> C:\>ren *.ole *.vsd
>
> If you were actually using them in Mif2Go outputs, you'd
> rename them with a BookFileCommand, and also set:
>
> [GraphSuffix]
> ole=vsd
>
> so that the HTML Mif2Go produced referenced them correctly.
>
> When the OLE objects do *not* represent Visio files, you
> don't use ExportOleFiles=Yes.  Then Mif2Go goes through
> the OLE objects and hunts down a likely WMF, and exports
> *that*.  Sometimes if there are multiple WMFs it will
> choose the wrong one, in which case you can set:
>
> [GraphExport]
> MultipleOLE=Yes
>
> and we'll output *all* of them.  This is in the User's Guide
> par. 29.2.3.7, "Setting export options for OLE objects".
>
> HTH!
>
> -- Jeremy H. Griffith, at Omni Systems Inc.
>  <jeremy at omsys.com>  http://www.omsys.com/
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