Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Office: Inserting Visio Diagrams in Word Documents

If you copy a drawing from Visio to Word, Word will insert it as a Visio drawing, which is quite bulky.

A better option is to save the drawing in Compressed Enhanced Metafile (*.emz) format, and then add it as a Picture to Word, as emz is a vector-based format that Word accepts.  Is it the best format to use?  <shrug/> I don't know - but it works well.

Below is the list of acceptable picture types from Word 2007 and the list of Save As types from Visio: Word Picture Types image

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