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    Visio writes WMF files with missing objects

    I'm preparing a presentation in PowerPoint, but I need some graphics that are beyond its capabilities, so I'm preparing the graphics in Visio 2013, writing them to image files, and inserting them in the slides.

    I'm writing the files in WMF format. It's the only format I've found that doesn't rasterize text, creating a terminal case of the jaggies.

    The problem: some shapes don't appear in the WMF files. For example, one graphic has 12 lines, 10 rectangles, one other shape, and one bit-mapped image; in the WMF file three of the rectangles are missing.

    I've tried some tricks to make the missing shapes appear, such as selecting all of the shapes before I save to WMF (Select All), and selecting all of the shapes individually in various orders. So far nothing has worked.

    Does anyone know what is going wrong here, and how to fix it?

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    Fixed now. I replaced the missing shapes with new ones, and the new ones print. For some reason I never figured out, the original shapes weren't printing in any format -- I thought they originally would printed in JPG and PNG, but when I tried again they didn't.

    (No, it wasn't the objects' layer properties. They were set the same as the properties of all of the objects that did print.)

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