Re: Uses of Visio?

Subject: Re: Uses of Visio?
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 09:56:37 -0700

Yeah, I tried that too, but found it significantly faster to use OLE
linked objects. I just had to manually resize the drawing's page size
to its contents when done editing.

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 9:45 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> FWIW, the nearly universal recommendation on the FrameUsers list is to avoid
> embedding Visio drawings in FrameMaker documents as OLE linked objects. The
> preferred method is to use a vector metafile format like EMF or WMF, which
> can be created directly from Visio, or PDF or EPS, which require the use of
> Adobe Acrobat in addition to Visio.
> -Fred Ridder
> Robert Lauriston wrote (in part):
>> When I want a simple diagram (e.g. a block diagram showing the
>> relationship between and data flows among components in a
>> client-server application), typically I've found that Visio won't let
>> me simply do what I want. It won't let me draw the kind of arrow I
>> want between two boxes, it won't make labels the size I want them to
>> be, when I move one object it automatically rearranges the rest
>> inappropriately, when I make any change to the drawing it resizes the
>> page size back to the default, effectively shrinking the drawing in
>> the linked OLE object in FrameMaker.

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