Link a Visio file to another document

  1. Open the Visio drawing you want to link. If it's a multiple-page drawing, display the page that you want to appear in the other document, and then save the drawing to a specific location.

    Only the page you display appears in the other document.

  2. Make sure that nothing on the drawing is selected, and then on the Visio Home tab, click Copy (Ctrl+Q) to copy the entire drawing, (shapes on this and other drawing pages, backgrounds, page size).

  3. Leave the Visio program open, and open the destination document/file.

  4. Place the cursor in a blank paragraph and then click that program's command for linking objects. (In Microsoft Office system programs, click Home > Paste > Paste Special.)

  5. In the Paste Special dialog box, select Paste Link, as Microsoft Visio Drawing Object and then click OK.

    The drawing you copied appears in the document, linked to the original Visio file.

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