Flow diagrams - export sizing issue

Hello, I have drawn several hundred flow diagrams on Visio. I now want to export all these diagrams to Microsoft word. So I export it as a jpg file. The problem is when I open it on Microsoft Word all the diagrams come different sizes to fit the page. So the font inside the boxes; some appear really large and others with longer flow diagrams appear really small.

How can I export my Visio diagrams to Microsoft Word and all the diagrams are consistent with size no mater how large/small the flow diagram is.

Please Help!

Thank you
nabilbhimjiAsked:
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GrahamSkanRetiredCommented:
Yes, if the inserted pictures are too large to fit on the page, they will be shrunk so that they then fit.
You can run a VBA macro to set them all to the same reduction factor. The example below will set them to half the original size.
Sub ResizePics()
    Dim doc As Document
    Dim sh As Shape
    
    Set doc = ActiveDocument
    For Each sh In doc.Shapes
        If sh.Type = msoPicture Then
            sh.LockAspectRatio = True
            sh.ScaleWidth 0.5, msoTrue, msoScaleFromTopLeft
        End If
    Next
End Su

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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
You could also attack the problem from the other side -- by exporting all of the diagrams from Visio so they will be the same size. Although this article is about exporting to PPT, the code described in the article accomplishes this task simply by creating jpegs. The key thing to understand about Visio jpeg export is described in the article: Visio only makes a jpegs big enough to contain all shapes -- it doesn't make them page sized. There are two techniques described in the article to get full-page jpegs from every page.
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nabilbhimjiAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much. The comment did help but I was wondering if there is a different way to do this. Basically I have writing inside each text box and when I import this into Word the font size changes according to the size of the entire flow diagram. The longer the flow diagram the smaller the font goes inside each text box, the smaller the flow diagram the larger the text goes. I will attach a file to show exactly what I mean.

Thank you very much

Nabil
Visio---Word.docx
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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
I think I understand the issue now -- but I'm not sure what to suggest you do. The challenge is that the text size and the size of the shapes in the flowcharts are fixed. However, you're making images that are different sizes because your pages are different sizes. Then you're scaling the images up or down to fit on an 8.5x11 page. When you do that, everything, text included, will be larger or smaller based on whether the image is larger or smaller than the page on which you insert it.

About the only option I can imagine is to return to the Visio source document and make all pages the same size. This means that some flowcharts will take more than one page but it ensures that all images will be page sized (if you use the technique referred to in the article I cited above to make capture full page images).
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Visio_GuyCommented:
If you don't scale the images when you import, then everything should appear the same size in Word. Visio doesn't up- or down-scale its exported images based on the size of the graphics being exported.

Would that work? Or are you required to up-scale imported graphics to fit the width of the Word page, or something similar?
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