Re: Better images in HTML help ?

Subject: Re: Better images in HTML help ?
From: "David Castro, The Tech Writer" <thetechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Jeremy WALKER <jwalker -at- infodesignnews -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Mailing List <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 13:14:02 -0800 (PST)

Try re-inserting them as .jpg or .gif files in RoboHTML, to see if that
improves them. We ran a conversion to create our first-pass HTML Help, and
found that conversions from .bmp to .gif that were done automatically really
sucked. If we converted them manually, they looked just fine.

JASC, the makers of Paint Shop Pro, have (or had) a program called Image Robot
that will do batch conversions for you, if that solves the problem.
Unfortunately, Image Robot was a rather expensive program....

-David Castro
techwrtr -at- crl -dot- com
thetechwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com

--- Jeremy WALKER <jwalker -at- infodesignnews -dot- com> wrote:
>
> We are writing software manuals using Word 2000, and we wish to convert them
> directly into help files to clear a backlog of work as quickly as possible.
> My colleague has run quite a lot of tests with Robohelp 5.5 to create HTML
> help from the manuals, and the results look promising - except for one thing
> : the screen grabs look awful unless you blow them up to an unreasonably
> large size.
>
> Does anyone know a solution to this problem ? Our tests with Winhelp do not
> seem to be much better.
>
> By the way, the images are 256 color tiff files inserted into the Word
> documents using Insert>Picture>From file.
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