Visio Objects

I've done a search here on the forum and found that Articulate Presenter does not really support Visio Objects. The issue I see with them and another user had was that after export, the images were zoomed/stretched in a weird way. I understand how to fix this; they need to converted to an image format.

I have quite a few power points given to me from a client so I do not have the option to "Paste As.."

Instead I have to right click the visio object and do "Save as picture", save it as a PNG, reimport, do my best to align the PNG and then delete the visio object. The powerpoints include a huge number of these and doing the process I just stated is very long and cumbersome. 

Question 1: Do you guys plan to support these visio objects in the future? Even if that means doing the conversion process of these objects into images when exporting. That would be ideal.

Question 2: I haven't found an easier solution to converting the visio objects to images other than the way I mentioned. Does anyone have a faster method or is there some sort of tool that can automatically convert these objects?

7 Replies
Sasha Scott

It might sound obvious but you can use the "Prt Sc" (PRINT SCREEN) button on your computer if it's a PC (i.e. copy your computer screen to the clipboard) then paste that into an image editor of your choice in order to crop it to the size you want and save it in the image format of your choice. Then in PowerPoint - delete the Visio object and > Insert Picture. Any chart objects or e.g, Visio objects run a risk of behaving strangely if you start right-clicking, so that's what I always do (just get it so it looks like what you want it to look like on the screen, then copy the screen as an image and import it)

Ronnie Swietek

Sasha Scott said:

It might sound obvious but you can use the "Prt Sc" (PRINT SCREEN) button on your computer if it's a PC (i.e. copy your computer screen to the clipboard) then paste that into an image editor of your choice in order to crop it to the size you want and save it in the image format of your choice. Then in PowerPoint - delete the Visio object and > Insert Picture. Any chart objects or e.g, Visio objects run a risk of behaving strangely if you start right-clicking, so that's what I always do (just get it so it looks like what you want it to look like on the screen, then copy the screen as an image and import it)


That sounds like it would take way more time than my method. Right-clicking the visio object is no problem at all. It saves the object as a PNG with transparency. No need for cropping