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Converting any PDF file into Visio supported file format is the best solution to use graphic images and diagrams in Visio drawings easily. Visio supports files only created with design tools such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and AutoCAD and it does not support PDF files. If you have a couple of PDF files, you can choose to convert PDF to Visio. Below are the easy steps that you can follow.

Ideal PDF to Visio Converter

PDFelement is an efficient and professional application which offers you essential features to easily edit, modify text, images and pages in PDF files. The embedded OCR feature even lets you freely make changes on image-based scanned PDF files.

You will not have to go through the complicated settings to convert your PDF file in any format, all the conversion tools are present right in PDFelement. With a single click, you can convert PDF from or to images, MS documents, text files and more. You can also restrict access or editing rights to your files by adding passwords. Digital signatures, watermarks, and redactions are other useful security features that you can use on confidential documents.

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How to Convert PDF to Visio Compatible Formats

Step 1. Open PDF File

Launch PDFelement and click the "Convert PDF" box if you only want to convert a single PDF file. Or you can click the "Batch Process" box if you want to convert multiple PDF files. After that you can select the PDF file to load in the new dialog.

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Step 2. Convert PDF into Visio

Choose the output format for your PDF. You can choose any Visio supported formats such as .jpg, .bmp, .png, .txt and so on. After that, choose the output folder to save the Visio file format in your desired file destination. Finally click "Start" to begin the process.

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Step 3. Import Converted File into Visio

Open any version of Visio program and go to the "Insert" tab from the Illustrations menu and select Picture. Open the folder which contains the converted image file, select the image file and click "Open". The graphic images opened in Visio drawings always open as metafiles whereas bitmap image files stays on as bitmap in Visio drawings.

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Microsoft Visio Supported File Formats

Visio supports more than 22 file formats and it allows you to import graphic images and vector based designs as metafiles into Visio drawings. But Bitmap images such as .pcx, .bmp, etc. always remain as bitmaps. It's better to convert the vector based graphic designs as Visio drawings as the editing in original file format gives unnecessary jagged lines in your Visio drawings. A list of popular file formats used in Visio Drawings:

  • Adobe Illustrator(.ai)
  • AutoCAD (.dwg)
  • CorelDraw(.cdr)
  • Enhanced Metafile (.emf)
  • PostScript File(.ps)
  • Tag Image File(.tif)
  • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • Micrografx Designer Version 6.0 File (.dsf)
  • CorelFLOW 2.0 (.cfl)
  • Macintosh Picture File (.pct)
  • Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (.igs)
  • Text Separated Values (.txt)
  • Comma Separated Values (.csv)
  • ZSoft PC PaintBrush Bitmap (.pcx)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg)
  • AutoCAD Drawing Interchange (.dxf)
  • Graphics Interchange (.gif)
  • Computer Graphics Metafile (.cgm) and many more…

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Published: Dec 04,2017 14:44 pm / Updated: Dec 08,2017 14:50 pm

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