Choices for pasting the drawing as a picture:
Choose Picture (Enhanced Metafile)
when you want to paste a drawing as a picture and may need to edit it without Visio.
The Device Independent Bitmap
type also pastes in well; however, you can't edit this type as an Office drawing.
As detailed in Lesson 2, you can use Paste Special to insert the Visio drawing in a metafile or bitmap picture format.
- Of the two metafile formats available, Enhanced Metafile is easier to manage (because it pastes in smaller) and scales well if you need to resize the drawing. This is a nice solution if the drawing needs no further editing (beyond resizing and, say, changing the background fill).
- The metafile formats also offer you the choice of converting the Visio drawing that you pasted in as a picture to an Office drawing, so that you can edit it in PowerPoint—without Visio. However, this isn't always a smooth conversion and you may not get the results you want. (To convert the drawing, you'd right-click it and click Edit Picture.)
- If you do convert the drawing, and the font spacing looks bad, you might try selecting the whole drawing and changing the font to a fixed-size style, such as Courier or Courier New.
Sometimes, ungrouping the shapes (right-click, point to Grouping, click Ungroup), can make editing easier.
- The bitmap selections in the Paste Special dialog box will render the drawing fine, too. Of these, the Device Independent Bitmap format pastes in smaller, and is therefore easier to resize on the slide.