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Visio® 2007 Bible by Bonnie Biafore

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Chapter 9. Importing, Exporting, and Publishing to the Web

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • File formats that Visio imports and exports

  • Importing files and images into Visio

  • Importing Outlook appointments into a Visio calendar

  • Exporting drawings and shapes to other formats

  • Saving Visio drawings to PDF and XPS format

  • Choosing the right output format for Visio web pages

  • Saving drawings as web page files

  • Embedding Visio drawings into web pages

  • Making web page navigation easier

Visio drawings are akin to team players—they generally work in conjunction with documents in other applications or include information from other applications to convey the full story. For example, Visio diagrams often find their way into reports written in Word, presentations built in PowerPoint, or web sites. Conversely, Visio drawings are equally likely to include images such as CAD drawings, or files such as notes in Word or numerical analysis in Excel.

Depending on your goal and the capabilities of the other applications, you can embed, link, import, or export information between Visio and other Office applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, as well as other applications such as databases or CAD programs. Visio drawings can reach even broader audiences through publishing Visio drawings to the Web or by exporting them to Adobe PDF format or XPS (XML Paper Specification).

Linking and embedding documents (see Chapter 8) provides a great deal of control over document appearance and the changes you can make, but sometimes, linking ...

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