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Has anyone found a way to Export a pdf to Visio?

New Here ,
Apr 28, 2017 Apr 28, 2017

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A colleague sends us Visio documents in pdf format. Although we can add text via the Acrobat edit tool, we would prefer to be able to edit the underlying document.

Since there is no "export to Visio" function available, I wonder if anyone else has faced this requirement and found a solution.

Thanks for any suggestions you may have.

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Community Expert , Apr 28, 2017 Apr 28, 2017
  1. Convert the PDF file to WMF or EMF (see which format produces the best results for your file) using pdf2picture.   WMF and EMF files are the native vector graphic formats for Microsoft applications. ...
  2. Open the WMF file in Visio. ...
  3. Adjust your drawing. ...
  4. Save as Visio Drawing.

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Apr 28, 2017 Apr 28, 2017

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  1. Convert the PDF file to WMF or EMF (see which format produces the best results for your file) using pdf2picture.   WMF and EMF files are the native vector graphic formats for Microsoft applications. ...
  2. Open the WMF file in Visio. ...
  3. Adjust your drawing. ...
  4. Save as Visio Drawing.

Nancy

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Alt-Web Design & Publishing ~ Web : Print : Graphics : Media

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Feb 06, 2018 Feb 06, 2018

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Thanks a ton Nacy! this totally worked. At first the import WMF just looked like a pictured till I realized the items on the page were grouped. I just have to do a "ungroup" to make my changes!

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Aug 10, 2021 Aug 10, 2021

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This really worked Nancy, thanks for the info. I can't even describe how grateful I'm to be amongst this community. thanks Guys.

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Jul 26, 2021 Jul 26, 2021

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In addition to pdf2picture, Visual Integrity now also has a Visio add-in (Insert PDF in Visio) which opens a PDF directly without having to go through WMF or EMF. You can open it grouped or ungrouped and apply some other options as well when opening the PDF in Visio. There are a lot of articles that will say it's not possible to open and edit PDF in Visio - but you easily can with the add-in! 

 

See Steps for Using PDF in Visio

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