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OLE – how to root out this pernicious practice

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Aug 28, 2015

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aaaaaaaargh …… Just received a document with a number of diagrams that need updating: imagine my distress at discovering they are OLE links to Visio files … I do have Visio, but absolutely no idea of how to open the diagram that I see in my FM10 document in Visio. Is this remotely possible, am I better off saving the document as .pdf and trying to rescue the graphics with Illustrator, or is there some better approach I haven't thought of?

Thanks in advance!

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OLE – how to root out this pernicious practice

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aaaaaaaargh …… Just received a document with a number of diagrams that need updating: imagine my distress at discovering they are OLE links to Visio files … I do have Visio, but absolutely no idea of how to open the diagram that I see in my FM10 document in Visio. Is this remotely possible, am I better off saving the document as .pdf and trying to rescue the graphics with Illustrator, or is there some better approach I haven't thought of?

Thanks in advance!

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If you have Visio installed, then just double-clicking on the OLE embedded graphic should open it in Visio.

FM stores a WMF (or is it EMF now? I forget)  representation internally, so this could be copied into Illustrator for editing as well, but some items, such as text, will come in as vectors.

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ah, that wonderful word "should" … I'll try again and report back, but as far as I remember the familiar double-click did nothing useful.

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