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Use PDF diagrams in Visio

Do you need to edit a step in your workflow, or change an office layout, but don't have the original Visio file? Now, using a PDF, you can edit to your heart's content without having to waste time redrawing the file from scratch.  Simply insert PDF in Visio, ungroup it and get to work. All objects, text and attributes such as fills, fonts, line-weights and more can be changed. 

It's So Easy!

Just Open, Ungroup and Edit...

How Insert PDF works

It's all about vector graphics.

Most drawing, charting, illustration, presentation, publishing and design programs save files in vector formats. But, these formats have many features that JPG, PNG and GIF images don't. They grow and shrink to fit your space without losing clarity. Each object can be moved, deleted, recolored or resized. Plus, text can be altered for font choice, color and size. When using Insert PDF in PowerPoint or Visio, you'll be able to modify graphics that you never thought you could.

example of ungrouped vector graphic

2 Types of PDF Files

There are two basic types of PDF files - those that contain editable graphics and text and those that don't; more specifically, vector PDF files and raster PDF files. The best way to tell which type you have is to magnify a section to more than 500%. When enlarged, the vector PDF files will look great, no matter how large or small you make them. Raster PDF files, on the other hand, will result in fuzzy images and unclear text when zoomed. 

Insert PDF in Visio is designed to work with computer-generated PDF files which are most often vector-based. It is not designed for scanned drawings which contain raster images. If helpful, raster PDF files can successfully be used as tracing layers.

vector or raster example

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