Inserting .pdf created in Visio to LaTeX without whitespace [duplicate]

Introduction: I recently created a load of figures in Microsoft Visio. These figures looks great, however, are stored in the .png format. I am interested in raising the picture quality.

Method: I am keen to get this to be vector graphics and I thought that the best option would be to save them as .pdf from Visio and load to LaTeX in following manner:

Package (Thanks Sigur):

\usepackage{graphicx}


\begin{figure}
\begin{center}
\includegraphics[scale=0.70]{myFile}\\
\caption{MyCaption}
\end{center}
\end{figure}


Problem/Question: My problem is that once I save my file in Visio - it brings a lot of whitespace with it (space under and besides the actual figure). I can't get rid of this whitespace once saving the file to .pdf from visio nor can I rid of this whitespace while including the .pdf in Latex. What do you think is the best option to get rid of this excess white space?

marked as duplicate by Martin Schröder, Svend Tveskæg, Jesse, Claudio Fiandrino, barbara beetonJan 15 '14 at 13:50

• See the "trim" option of \includegraphics (part of the graphicx package). – Steven B. Segletes Jan 14 '14 at 13:13
• First of all you need \usepackage{graphicx} instead of pdfpages. After that, you can crop the pdf figure using some options in the command \includegraphics. – Sigur Jan 14 '14 at 13:13