• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2455
  • Last Modified:

Convert Visio 2003 to PDF

Hello there.
When I convert MS Visio 2003  diagram which is SQL Infrastructure layout. to PDF and open the document, it opens in default zoom of 54.1%, the diagram is not clear to view, but when I physically change the zoom to 125%, its perfect to view.
My question is during conversion, to PDF, what settings should I configure to ensure the PDF document can be viewed in 125% without having to physically change the zoom level.
Please help.
0
goprasad
Asked:
goprasad
1 Solution
 
ProfessorBindokasCommented:
Hi

This, I believe, has nothing to do with Visio.  Rather, you need to set the default zoom level in your PDF reader's preferences.  In Adobe Reader, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Page Display -> Default Layout and Zoom.  Under the Zoom section, choose whatever zoom level you wish and click OK.  Now it should open PDFs at that zoom level by default.
0
 
Chris BottomleyCommented:
Don't know personally how yet but How do you do the conversion and we can see if we can figure it out for you.

Chris
0
 
goprasadAuthor Commented:
Hello Professor Bindokas,
Thanks for the reply and you were spot on. Sorry I did not explain my problem properly, I have attached the print preview of the Visio diagram that I have drawn, that I need to send to users and ensure it is preconfigured with appropriate settings so that they can opne and view it OK.
I hope I explained you what I expect.
Thanks.

Visio-Screenshot.JPG
0
Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

 
goprasadAuthor Commented:
Hello Professor,

In continuation of the above,when I go FIle -> Publish as PDF in MS Visio, it converts to PDF OK, but when I try to open the document, I will need to change the zoom to view it.
0
 
ProfessorBindokasCommented:
Hi,

Yes, in Visio Publish to PDF there is no way to set default zoom on the PDF file.  Default zoom when opening a file depends on your reader.  For Adobe Reader, the settings mentioned in my original reply can be changed through preferences.  FoxIT Reader also allows default zoom to be set in its preferences.
0
 
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
If you're not committed to the idea of PDFs specifically, you might consider using Visio's Save as Web Page feature. The advantage is that you can provide someone with a URL that will open the web-published drawing at a specific zoom level. The disadvantage is that it's not a PDF, so it's not a single, self-contained document.

If you want details, let me know.

Scott
0
 
swicked77Commented:
If you view, on screen, your Viso file the size you want it, uou can use SNAG IT to screen capture.  It has an option to scroll the document if necessary.  From there you can print to PDF using CUTEPDF (free) or whatever you are using.  The % is still set by the users resolution - but this may help

0
 
goprasadAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the option Scott and using Web Page can publish at a specific zoom level.
But  I would prefer to publish using PDF.
0

Featured Post

Prepare for your VMware VCP6-DCV exam.

Josh Coen and Jason Langer have prepared the latest edition of VCP study guide. Both authors have been working in the IT field for more than a decade, and both hold VMware certifications. This 163-page guide covers all 10 of the exam blueprint sections.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now