Re: Uses of Visio?

Subject: Re: Uses of Visio?
From: voxwoman <voxwoman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:40:37 -0400

Agreed. Additionally, if your SMEs are using Visio, your illustrations will
be used by the engineers, and you can re-use some of their drawings (without
many changes if you're lucky).

I needed it because all my source drawings were in Visio and I couldn't view
them without the software, whether I wound up redrawing everything in
Illustrator or not.

-Wendy

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 8:26 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> I've found Visio at times highly uncooperative compared with
> Illustrator. It's extremely template-driven.
>
> On the other hand, if you're doing highly structured,
> information-driven drawings, and somebody has already created the
> stencils, it might save you time in the long run.
>
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 5:17 PM, Sarah Stegall <sstegall -at- bivio -dot- net> wrote:
> > I was recently sent a set of Visio stencils designed for our hardware
> > products. Does anyone here use Visio for customer support documentation?
> > What specific documents do you use it for? I'm trying to figure out
> > whether I need it or not. It's an expensive piece of software. My tech
> > support, sales and engineering guys use it all the time for networking
> > diagrams. I've never had much use for it (I use Adobe Illustrator and
> > OpenOffice for drawing), but is it really an "industry standard" or just
> > the easiest/laziest solution? Opinions welcome, offline if you prefer.
> > Thanks.
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Uses of Visio?: From: Sarah Stegall
Re: Uses of Visio?: From: Robert Lauriston

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