RE: Lots of figures and diagrams

Subject: RE: Lots of figures and diagrams
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 16:20:08 -0400

Last I heard, Mac doesn't speak Visio.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chantel Brathwaite
Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:15 PM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Lots of figures and diagrams

Can you explain what the software architect is talking about when he (or
she) says "edit in-place?"

If he means that he wants to be able to edit the drawings in MS Word,
then he can embed Visio documents in the document (Word 2007: insert >
object > create new > Microsoft Visio Drawing). Then, he can edit it as
he types in the Microsoft Word document. Or, if he wants to create a
drawing in Visio, edit it separately, and link it to the Microsoft Word
document so that it automatically updates, then he can place a link to
the document (Word 2007: insert > object > create from file > link to
file (check it) > browse (attach the file) > ok). The document updates
when the word file is opened again or when you right-click the figure
and select "update link" from the menu that appears. Are these features
available in Word for Mac 2011?

If this won't help, can you give us more detail on the issues that he is
experiencing? Thanks!

An aside: I feel your/his pain. While Word is good for some things, it
can make certain tasks difficult.

On 5/31/2011 3:44 PM, Tanya Spackman wrote:
> All,
> I write for the government, which means MS Word is pretty much my
> with occasional (though rare) ventures into the Adobe Suite. Thus,
most of
> my experience is just using the MS Office tools. However, one of our
> software architects asked me the following question, and I don't know
> answer. Any suggestions?
> "I find myself running into the limitations of Microsoft Word (2011
> for that Mac) with respect to embedded drawings. The built-in drawing
> seem quite inadequate and embedding Visio diagrams that I can't edit
> in-place is frustrating. What suite of tools do you recommend for
> documentation that includes quantities of embedded figures and

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