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    visio drawing paste problem (Office 2000)

    Not sure if I should post this under Visio or Powerpoint but figured I would try here first.

    I have created approximately 2 dozen flow charts in Visio. I then copy the drawing and paste it into a Powerpoint slide presentation. Most of the drawings paste properly with no problems, however I am having trouble with a few of them.

    In the first one I have a diagram with 16 shapes that are interconnected by 22 lines. All of the lines are formatted the same way in Visio and when I print the Visio document the lines all appear exactly as they should. When I paste the drawing into powerpoint 2 of the lines appear fine in the slideshow but when I print the slide they appear as dotted lines instead of solid lines. A printed version of the slide show needs to be given to clients so I need to find a way to have all of the lines appear exactly the same. I've deleted the lines in Visio, re drawn them, copied and pasted again and still the same 2 lines appear as dotted lines.
    SOLVED this one. Seems to be related to the angle of the lines. When I moved the shapes so that the angle of the lines changed the problem cleared up.


    In another case I have a diagram with 14 shapes that are interconnected by 17 lines. All of the lines are formatted the same way in Visio and when I print the Visio document the lines all appear exactly as they should. When I paste the drawing into powerpoint one of the lines does not appear at all.

    In a third case I have a diagram with 32 shapes that are interconnected by 55 lines. At one point 9 of the lines all connect to the exact same spot on a specific shape. In Visio everything looks fine and prints fine. When I copy the drawing and paste it into Powerpoint the 9 lines all come together at a point about half an inch off of the spot where they should connect to a specific shape.

    I don't mind if I have to make some adjustment because of strange Microsoft rules, I would just like to know what I have to do to get a decent looking presentation.

    If anyone has encountered similar problems and found a way around this strange behaviour I would be very grateful if they were willing to share their work around.

    Thanks

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    Re: visio drawing paste problem (Office 2000)

    There is some weird interaction between Visio and PowerPoint. Sometimes lines are missing, dotted, or even moved. To eliminate this problem, create the Visio diagram with landscape page layout, and then save it as JPG, GIF, or PNG. Finally, insert the image file into the slide. Any kind of linking or copying/pasting seems to be beyond Microsoft's expertise. <img src=/S/bash.gif border=0 alt=bash width=35 height=39> HTH --Sam
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    Re: visio drawing paste problem (Office 2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>Edited by capri on 09-Apr-02 17:44.</P>Thanks for the info, will give it a try. Is there any particular reason for the landscape part. All but one of my diagrams is portrait.

    Tried it and it works great. Thanks.

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    Re: visio drawing paste problem (Office 2000)

    No reason except landscape's shape is more like a slide. Glad it worked. --Sam
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