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    diabolic pasting into word

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    I frequently have problems with pastings visio (2000) charts, mainly blocs diagrams
    and flow charts into word (97 and 2000)
    problem1: some shapes move just after pasting
    problem2: some font size dramatically increase

    Most of the time I solve (may be originally created) the problem playing with the group and ungroup
    command in visio.

    Did anybody encounter these problems?

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    I have similiar problems like you with some charts/drawings, specially with pastell colors, which disappear if i import the visio drawings into word.

    Sometimes it helps if you use the edit - paste special - Picture function or sometimes i even had the export the charts out of visio into .gif format. It's not the best solution - for documenting purposes just ok.

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    Better late than never...But I recall having that problem, or some like it.

    I have had much better luck by grouping the whole drawing, or page, before copying it. It seems to be less overhead for the apps to keep track of. Try it out...

    Rich P.

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    Thanks Rich,

    Your solution helps but not always,
    I really dislike this type of problems that I cannot systematically reproduce,
    and I'm still looking for where I'm "guilty" in building my visio diagrams.

    Previous Pat's suggestion (saving file as .gif ) works (Sorry for late thanking you, Pat),
    but the finishing of the picture dramatically decreases.
    What I currently do is to save it as .wmf (windows metafile) which is also well recognized by word
    and keeps a better definition.

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    Dominik
    Does that blow up the size of the document more than what a gif would do to it?
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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    KT,
    I just saved a .vsd file (not a one with the problem) on the following formats,
    .vsd = [78] 79.872 KB (81.920 used)
    .wmf = [17] 17.394 KB (32.768 used)
    .gif = [23] 22.668 KB (32.768 used)
    The three digits after dot figures are the results displayed in the property window,
    the [between brakets] ones are from the usual explorer display.

    Cheers

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    Dominik

    When I have this problem, I have ended up copying & pasting the grouped picture into 'Paint', then copying again into Word. Not so easy to edit the diagram, and the quality isn't 100% but I find it usually does the trick.

    Cheers

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    I've had several users in the past who had this problem. I found that they'd used LINES instead of CONNECTORS to connect their shapes. It's the lines that ended up out of place. I can't SWEAR this always happens, tho, and I haven't heard it in 2K yet.

    Try Insert-Object, Create from File from Word also. I don't think the problem occurs then at all.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    I have also discovered that, for diagrams intended for use in Word, connectors work better than lines. When I use connectors, I have yet to encounter any problems (knock on wood). I also find that diagrams done this way convert very gracefully into PDF format.

    Arianna

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    Re: diabolic pasting into word

    Hi,

    I find that the resulting Word documents are HUGE. A little Visio file of 236k in a document 126k becomess 2297k. Have I done something wrong? Is there a trick I can try?

    Insert the file as an Object and keeping the link, then breaking the link reduced the file to 354k, but it means that if I want to change it, I have to edit the Visio file and do it all again.

    I am running Visio 2000 SR-1 and Word 2000 SR-1

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