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Visio2000: File Formats That Can Be Imported into Visio

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This article contains a list of file formats that can be imported into Microsoft Visio 2000.
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You can import the following file formats into your Visio drawings:
  • ABC FlowCharter versions 2.0, 3.0, 4.0 (.af3, .af2)
  • Adobe Illustrator File (.ai)
  • AutoCAD Drawing File (.dwg)
  • AutoCAD Drawing Interchange (.dxf)
  • Computer Graphics Metafile (.cgm)
  • Corel Clipart (.cmx)
  • CorelDRAW! Drawing File versions 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0 (.cdr)
  • CorelFLOW 2.0 (.cfl)
  • Encapsulated PostScript (.eps)
  • Enhanced Metafile (.emf)
  • Graphics Interchange (.gif)
  • Initial Graphics Exchange Specification (.igs)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (.jpg)
  • Macintosh Picture File (.pct)
  • Micrografx Designer Version 3.1 File (.drw)
  • Micrografx Designer Version 6.0 File (.dsf)
  • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • PostScript File (.ps)
  • Tag Image File (.tif)
  • Text and Comma Separated Values (.txt and .csv)
  • Windows Bitmap (.bmp and .dib)
  • Windows Metafile (.wmf)
  • ZSoft PC PaintBrush Bitmap (.pcx)
Most files that you import into Visio drawings as graphic images appear asmetafiles. However, bitmap files, such as .dib, .bmp, .pcx, and others, remain bitmaps.

When you import vector-based graphic files, such as Adobe Illustrator (.ai), CorelDRAW! (.cdr), Encapsulated PostScript (.eps), and Micrografx Designer (.drw) files, lines may appear jagged in your Visio drawing. To obtain better results, convert these files into a Visio drawing rather than importing them in their native formats.

The third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
For more information about converting file formats, click Search on the Help menu, type convert in the What would you like to know? box, and then click Search to view the topics.

Article ID: 303883 - Last Review: 06/19/2014 13:13:00 - Revision: 2.0

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