TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
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.
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-