RE: Visio to Word

Subject: RE: Visio to Word
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 11:51:00 -0400

When you say "Onscreen" below, do you really mean "onscreen",
or do you mean "onscreen in Word". If it also renders badly
in the PDF output, that's not so good. Actual print-on-paper
is the least of my worries.

I'd expect the Whitepaper PDF to be printed only a fraction
of the time. The rest of the time it would be viewed by our
own personnel trying to come up to speed on the new products,
and by our [prospective] customers, on their tablets or laptops
as ... wait for it .... an _onscreen_ PDF document.

Eventually, when it settles down, it'll be on our external
website as a viewable/downloadable PDF.


Only occasionally would I hand out the Word version of the doc,
for a trainer or PLM or senior Sales-Eng to tweak.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Chung [mailto:tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca]
> Sent: May-28-12 11:36 AM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Visio to Word
>
> Further to what Fred said: When in a Windows environment, Word embeds
> Visio objects perfectly. If the recipient has Visio, the object can be
> edited or opened. If the recipient doesn't, the recipient can still
> view the preview image, but can't edit it.
>
> OTOH, PDFs embed perfectly into Mac:Word, as OS X supports PDF
> natively.
>
> Before embedding actual objects, I used to link to EPS files. As long
> as I exported as a PDF, the graphic quality was retained. Onscreen the
> images looked like crap, because the EPS file displayed the low res
> image header
>
> Cheers,
> -Tony
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References:
Visio to Word: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Visio to Word: From: Fred Ridder
Re: Visio to Word: From: Tony Chung

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