I previously wrote about Perspector Tool Test 4 – Convert Existing Diagram and an experience with converting a simple diagram from a presentation to a Perspector graphic. The result was ok, but I decided to use a standard 2 dimensional drawing. I then decided to try a much more complex diagram. The original is shown below:
The results were less than satisfactory. Notice that the color of the boxes changes, the text is way too large for the words in the vertical boxes (Gateway and Firewall). The words: “Fire Repository Server” are inverted. The arrows are completely lost and looks like 2 cones. Some good points included the excellent migration of the clip art pieces, the Internet VPN cloud was good, and the text in the “squares” sized well in the boxes.
To say the least, the complex diagram is not usable in the new state, but there is enough encouragement to utilize the tool to make on from scratch, or to modify the output of a converted diagram. Good enough to try some other slides.