In Visio 2007, you get a dialog box when you SaveAs PNG.
I set the resolution to 240 or so -- the pixilation is likely to show up if
you accept the default setting of Screen.

In any case, try boosting the resolution.

AND... does anything else look poor in the PDF? If so, you may want to look
at your job options for compressing graphics and dial them down.

Art Campbell
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On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Joseph <panopticon23 at> wrote:

> Several of the documents I work on use Visio drawings. I save the Visio
> drawings as PNGs and then import the PNGs into FrameMaker. When I print the
> frame book as a PDF, the PNG looks horribly pixellated.
> On the other hand, when I save the Visio drawing as a WMF and use that WMF
> in FrameMaker, there is almost no pixellation when I print to PDF.
> I am not sure what the problem is here. I would much rather use PNGs, but
> not if they are so pixellated they are almost impossible to view in a PDF.
> Is it how Visio saves PNGs, or  my settings (e.g. screen res, settings in
> viso for saving the graphic), or how FrameMaker is processing the PNG when
> printing to PDF?
> If there is anyone who successfully exports Visio drawings to PNG and then
> imports them into FrameMaker, what settings do you use for your computer,
> in
> Visio, and in Frame?
> --
> Sincerely,
> Joseph Lorenzini
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