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Unable to compress pictures in Visio

On Windows XP in Visio 2003, a user can click Format-Picture in order to compress a jpg file which they have open.  But when the user takes that same picture into Visio 2007 on Windows 7, the Picture command is dimmed and user is unable to compress.

In the example the user gave me, it was a jpg file that was approximately 8mg.  The functionality is available when I tested with a smaller jpg.

What I need to find out is if this is a problem with the particular file, with the size of the file, or if it's due to differences between 2003 and 2007.
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justinmoore14Commented:
Hello QBUser,

I would think that it is an issue with the size of the picture (Although I am not familiar with a size limit) because I am able to compress .jpg in Visio 07 and Win 7, but they are all less than 8mb. Would it be possible for you to post that picture for me to take a look at, and in the mean time I will see what I can find about size limits??


You may also want to check and make sure Office SP2 is installed on that machine. Hope this helps.




Justin
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justinmoore14Commented:
QBUser,

Just an update from my end. I never was able to find anything specific about size limits in Visio. I don't think that there really are any. I tried to compress a 14MB picture in Visio and it let me. Interesting...

I am sure the user has already made sure of this, but the picture is selected before they try to go to the "Format Menu"??


Also, were you ever able to find out if SP2 was installed for office and if you could post that image up for me to look at??


Hope this helps.




Justin
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QBUserAuthor Commented:
Here's the file.  Visio Standard 2007 and it is sp2.
You can open the file and copy/paste the picture in it.  That's how I was able to reproduce the issue.

Drawing2.vsd
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justinmoore14Commented:
QBUser, thank you for posting the file.


Try the following,


--Open up "Drawing2" and highlight the picture.

--Right-click on the picture and go to "Shape"

--Left-Click on "Ungroup"

--Now go to the top and click on "Format" and you should now see your "Picture Option" If not make sure the picture is still selected.


Hope this helps.



Justin

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QBUserAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much, that worked!  I could swear I'd tried that already but must not have.  
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justinmoore14Commented:
Your more than welcome. :-)




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