You can revise an embedded drawing in a Visio window adapted to the document environment in Word.
Once the drawing is in your Word document, you can still edit it. What you can do depends on the method you used to insert it.
There are a couple of ways to edit an embedded Visio drawing:
- You can revise an embedded drawing by double-clicking it. It opens in a small Visio window, and Word's toolbars and menus are replaced by Visio ones.
Note Do not resize the small window that opens when you double-click an embedded drawing. Resizing the window resizes the frame that contains the drawing, and messes up your document design.
- To edit the drawing in Visio proper, right–click the drawing, point to Visio Object, and then click Open.
You always edit a linked drawing in the full Visio window. Either double-click the drawing, or right-click it, point to Linked Visio Object, and click Open. The original drawing can also be updated if you choose to save the changes to the Visio file when you close the Word document.
Tip When you are editing a picture in Visio, the drawing in Word is covered with hatchmarks to show that it's being used in another program.
Drawing pasted as a picture
Because the drawing is now a completed picture file, you can't edit it. If you discover that something needs updating, you'll need to delete it in Word, open the original drawing in Visio, make the changes, and reinsert it into Word.