Re: PDF not capturing text in Visio diagram

Subject: Re: PDF not capturing text in Visio diagram
From: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Greg Brown <greg -dot- brown -at- pronto -dot- com -dot- au>
Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 10:06:15 -0500

Hi, Greg:
You might check to see how Acrobat is processing fonts. If the font settings
are set to replace with Acrobat fonts, that could be your problem. Set the
fonts to "download as soft font" and see if that makes a difference. Using a
"standard" font like Arial in the Visio diagram could also help.

Otherwise, exporting the Visio diagram as a graphic (.png or .jpg) is a good
solution, as others mentioned. It will also be smaller if it is a png. Just
make sure you set the resolution high enough to be good for a print copy.
Hope this helps,
PT

On Sun, May 3, 2009 at 10:41 PM, Greg Brown <greg -dot- brown -at- pronto -dot- com -dot- au>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
>
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>
> ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2009 is your all-in-one authoring and publishing
> solution. Author in Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word or
> HTML and publish to the Web, Help systems or printed manuals.
> http://www.doctohelp.com
>
> Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
> authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
> once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control!
> http://www.helpandmanual.com/
>
> ---
> You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com -dot-
>
> To unsubscribe send a blank email to
> techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> or visit
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/pro.techwriter%40gmail.com
>
>
> To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
> http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.
>
> Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
> http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat
>
>


--
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love....Pursue the
things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their
eyes off you.”

- Dr. Maya Angelou
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ComponentOne Doc-To-Help 2009 is your all-in-one authoring and publishing
solution. Author in Doc-To-Help's XML-based editor, Microsoft Word or
HTML and publish to the Web, Help systems or printed manuals.
http://www.doctohelp.com

Help & Manual 5: The complete help authoring tool for individual
authors and teams. Professional power, intuitive interface. Write
once, publish to 8 formats. Multi-user authoring and version control! http://www.helpandmanual.com/

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/ for more resources and info.

Please move off-topic discussions to the Chat list, at:
http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/listinfo/techwr-l-chat


References:
PDF not capturing text in Visio diagram: From: Greg Brown

Previous by Author: Acrobat 9.0 Professional text edits a no-go
Next by Author: Re: Screen captures and sizing
Previous by Thread: Re: PDF not capturing text in Visio diagram
Next by Thread: Docbook profiles conditioning


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads