I use Visio quite a lot but I save my pictures as GIFs. These are live linked into the RH project, in that updating the Gif also updates the picture in the RH project. I do have to reset size if this has changed.
Using Gifs is a fairly robust method of doing this. In my opinion keeping it simple is the best way forward...
OK thanks for that, its what I though. Was hoping RH would have some support with shapes and diagrams, but I guess RH can't do everything...not yet anyway.
You can embed a visio file (not adding a link to the file, but displaying it in the browser), but this solution will only work for Internet Explorer, you'll need other codebases for other browsers. The question is if you want to use the object itself, instead of a picture.
1. The following is a solution in Robo7, but should work fine in Robo8.
2. In Robo7, I can only get it to work for WebHelp, NOT for CHM, but I'm not very familiar with CHM so there might be a way and it might work in Robo8 CHM anyway.
First, add the visio file as a baggage file.
Second, in the topic, go to HTML mode and add the following code:
id='viewer1' width='100%' height='400' >
<param name='BackColor' value='16777215'>
<param name='AlertsEnabled' value='true'>
<param name='ContextMenuEnabled' value='true'>
<param name='GridVisible' value='false'>
<param name='HighQualityRender' value='true'>
<param name='PageColor' value='12632256'>
<param name='PageVisible' value='false'>
<param name='PageTabsVisible' value='false'>
<param name='PropertyDialogEnabled' value='true'>
<param name='ScrollbarsVisible' value='false'>
<param name='ToolbarVisible' value='true'>
<param name='SRC' value='https://mywiki.domain.com/Validator+Diagram.vsd'>
<param name='CurrentPageIndex' value='0'>
<param name='Zoom' value='-1'>
Modify the height and the width in the <object> tag, to fit your needs. In the <param> tag SRC (third from below), add the url to your file. You can modify the other <param> tags as you see fit.
Now output and view in Internet Explorer.
Source for this: http://developer.atlassian.com/jira/browse/CVP-4
Added URL to the page I got the <object> tag.