Importing Information from Other Programs

Just as there are many ways to display Visio 2007 information in other applications, there are several methods for bringing data into Visio. Which method should you use?

  • If you think you’ll need to edit the original file later, OLE is a good choice, but the application in which the file was created must be installed on your computer.

  • If you want to include an image but don’t plan to do anything more than resize or rotate it, export the image from the other program in a graphic format that Visio 2007 can import. Graphic files that you import without OLE take up less space in the Visio drawing file.

Embedding and Linking Microsoft Office Documents in Visio

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