Re: PDF not capturing text in Visio diagram

Subject: Re: PDF not capturing text in Visio diagram
From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 05:45:26 -0500

I've seen this problem as well. Don't know why it happens but I have managed to resolve it (although sometimes the resolution is only temporary) by modifying the size of the image on the page immediately before creating the PDF.
Mike Starr WriteStarr Information Services
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Greg Brown wrote:
> In several of our manuals (authored in Word) there is a Visio diagram
> included in the introductory section. This diagram will typically be a
> fairly simple flow chart including arrows, text and shapes. The flow
> chart is used to indicate the series of steps included in the manual.
> However, almost all of the time that I create a PDF from the Word
> document, the Visio diagram is included in the PDF without any of the
> text. It is definitely there in the diagram and shows in the Word
> document, but is nearly always missing from the PDF.
> I have tried a few things like sending the text to front etc but doesn't
> seem to fix the problem.
> Has anyone seen this and know what the problem is?
> Tools used:
> Adobe Acrobat Standard 7 (Version 7.1.1)
> Word 2002 SP3
> Windows XP SP2
> Visio 2003
> Thanks in advance,
> Greg

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