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How to Edit PDF Diagrams in Visio

Jean Haney // May 29, 2020

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Work with PDF graphics in Visio using the Insert PDF in Visio add-in from Visual Integrity

Insert PDF in Visio makes it easy to use PDF drawings and diagrams in Microsoft® Visio®. As the PDF file opens, objects are automatically ungrouped, and all elements are available for editing. You can work with layers, groups, attributes, objects, scale, and text. 

Try it yourself in 5 easy steps, 

  1. Download and install the free 15-day trial of Insert PDF in Visio add-in.
  2. Access the Insert PDF add-in from the ribbon in Visio and select a computer-generated PDF file (vector PDF) to ensure an editable result. Note - Scanned PDFs are limited and open only as a bitmap image, useful as a tracing layer. 
  3. Select the PDF page you want to open and any options such as rotation, page size, objects to ignore and objects to recognize.
  4. Watch as your diagram promptly renders in Visio. If you did not select the ungroup option when converting, right-click on the file and choose "Group, Ungroup" to explode the diagram into individual, editable elements
  5. Make your modifications and save the drawing as a Visio file (.vsdx).

Until now, technical drawings and diagrams saved in the PDF format have been inaccessible. Gaining the ability to work with them in Visio is a game-changer. The Insert PDF in Visio add-in gives you full control over all elements in the PDF file.

PDF documents often include logos, illustrations, diagrams, drawings, charts, and designs. All of this is rich vector content that's searchable and accessible. PDF graphics are scalable and resize without breaking down or getting grainy. They are superior to screenshots or scans which lose clarity when enlarged.

Visual Integrity® helps you do more with PDF files. Leaders in PDF and vector graphics since 1993, Visual Integrity's customers span the globe. We are proud to include Oracle, Delta Airlines, Amazon, BASF, and Siemens among our clients. All our programs use our PDF SDK libraries. This comprehensive PDF API creates, converts, and provides deep access to all elements. We also offer desktop tools to edit PDF in Visio, PowerPoint, Word, and CAD/CAM programs. Programs include pdf2cad, pdf2picture and pdf2image. Insert PDF for PowerPoint and Insert PDF for Visio are Microsoft Office add-ins.

Resources

15-day Free Trial of Insert PDF in Visio

How Insert PDF in Visio Works 

Spotting the Difference Between Raster and Vector PDF

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Jean Haney
Jean Haney

Jean Haney is the co-founder and president of Visual Integrity, long-standing specialists in PDF and vector graphics technologies. With more than 35 years of software industry experience and a fascination with good page design and typography, Jean enjoys distilling topics down to their essence and providing her audience with a few, “I didn’t know you could do that with PDF!” …

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Jean Haney

Jean Haney

Jean Haney is the co-founder and president of Visual Integrity, long-standing specialists in PDF and vector graphics technologies. With more …

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