Convert Visio to PDF

This tutorial shows how to convert a Microsoft Visio file to a PDF. novaPDF is a PDF converter that allows creating PDF files from any Windows application that supports printing. If you don't have novaPDF installed, use the Download page to download and install it.

On this page: Convert Visio 2007 to PDF Video tutorial Visio 2007 Convert Visio 2010 to PDF Video tutorial Visio 2010

Microsoft Office Visio is a diagramming software used to create business and technical drawings. Once your diagram is finished, if you need to send it for review, physically printing or share it with your team, it's recommended that you convert it to a PDF. Document sharing is easier using PDF files, because the recipient does not need to have Visio installed in order to open the PDF (being also multi-platform, same PDF can be opened both on Windows and Mac powered systems) and by converting it the original design of the diagram remains unaltered. novaPDF is a PDF creator that once installed it offers an option to print your diagrams to PDF files - simply choose novaPDF as a printer and once you click the Print button your Visio diagram will be converted to a PDF.

Convert Visio 2007 to PDF

novaPDF is installed as a virtual printer so you can create PDF files simply by printing to it instead of your normal printer. To convert your Microsoft Office Visio 2007 diagram to a PDF:

  1. Open Microsoft Office Visio 2007 and go to File->Open (or press Ctrl+O), browse for the diagram you want converted to PDF and open it
  2. Go to File->Print (or press Ctrl+P) and in the Printer section choose novaPDF
  3. If you want to adjust novaPDF’s settings before creating the PDF file, use the Properties button
  4. Click on OK and choose a location where you want to save the PDF file
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Video tutorial on how to convert Visio to PDF:

Convert Visio 2010 to PDF

novaPDF is installed as a virtual printer so you can create PDF files simply by printing to it instead of your normal printer. To convert your Microsoft Office Visio 2010 diagram to a PDF:

  1. Open Microsoft Office Visio 2010 and go to File->Open, browse for the diagram you want converted to PDF and open it
  2. Go to File->Print and in the Printer section select novaPDF
  3. Before creating the PDF file you can adjust novaPDF's settings by using the Properties button (for instance adding document information, using auto-save options, embedding fonts)
  4. Click OK and choose a location where you want the PDF file saved. After the PDF is created it will be automatically opened in the default PDF viewer (this can be configured too using novaPDF's Properties window).
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Watch this video tutorial on how to convert Visio 2010 to PDF:

novaPDF includes a PDF merging (combining) option, so you can print several Visio diagrams to a single PDF (before, after or as background/foreground for the existing PDF). Even more, you can print to the same PDF not only from Microsoft Office Visio, but also from other programs combining this way different documents to a single PDF. You can read more about the PDF merging option here: Merge PDF files with novaPDF

Applies to:

  • novaPDF Printer 1.x - 7.x
  • Microsoft Office Visio 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010

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