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RE: Problem importing wmf files

I've always exported Visio drawings as WMF or EMF, then imported into Frame. These meta file formats are quasi-vector so they scale OK, and they can be re-imported back into Visio. This has worked well for both viewing and printing PDFs. Are there any known drawbacks with these formats?

Jim Stauffer
Sr. Technical Writer
Sunnyvale, CA

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dov Isaacs [mailto:isaacs@Adobe.COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 11:25 AM
> To: Gresham, Kathleen 000
> Cc: framers@frameusers.com; framers@omsys.com
> Subject: RE: Problem importing wmf files
> GIF files are typically low resolution raster images limited
> to 256 distinct colors. They may display well in FrameMaker
> and maybe even on screen in a PDF. But with any scaling and/or
> rotation and in many cases for printing, GIF images look
> lousy, especially for any objects in same that were originally
> text or vector graphics.
> The extra work, as ugly as it may be, is well worth it.
> When they work, live OLE links may also be used.
>         - Dov
> At 5/27/2003 10:43 AM, Gresham, Kathleen 000 wrote:
> >Dov & everyone
> >
> >I have always just saved Visio drawings as Graphic 
> Interchange Format (.GIF) files. I have never had a problem 
> importing them into FrameMaker and later saving the FM doc as 
> a PDF file. 
> >
> >My preference would be just to do all the drawings in 
> FrameMaker, so they remain editable, but I often work with 
> people who have only Visio.
> >
> >GIF files are small, and they seem to reproduce well. I 
> guess I'm missing something here. Why would you go through 
> all those extra steps (saving to PDF, converting to EPS, 
> etc.) when you can just save the Visio file as a GIF (or 
> JPEG, in certain circumstances...or PNG)? 
> >
> >Thanks
> >
> >Kathleen Gresham
> >Technical Publishing Consultant
> >Comsys
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