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Use Visio drawings in presentations, documents, and publications

Drawing type and conditions Insertion method
  • An office layout diagram, for a one-off office move.
  • A brainstorming diagram that will only be used in the context of the Word document.
Embed
  • An organization chart, where the information changes regularly.
  • Marketing charts or sales diagrams, where you frequently need to add new information.
Link
  • A network diagram, when the drawing is totally complete and you're trying to reduce file size.
  • A map, if you wanted to e-mail someone directions.
Paste as a picture
  • Any drawing included in a document that you plan to send to colleagues who don't have Visio on their computers
Paste as picture in Windows Metafile or Enhanced Metafile format
Drawing types and the optimal method for inserting them.

You've read all about the different insertion methods and how to choose which option is best for you in the first two lessons.

The table on the left is a brief reminder of those methods, along with some examples of when you would use each method with a Word document.

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