Word graphics links

Subject: Word graphics links
To: 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 08:01:51 -0500

In today's digest, there were several messages that mentioned linking graphics by file reference in Word. It's been several years since my linked-graphics fiasco but I start sweating bullets just thinking about it. In Word 6.0, we used links for 100's of graphics in a hefty training manual. A few months later, when the client wanted changes, it was impossible to update the graphics although the original graphics files were intact and the paths were still valid. When I told the Word tech support person that the help file recommended using linking to reduce the doc's size, he admitted that it didn't work the way it was supposed to. It took me a long time to scrape together changes for that manual. I'm still not sure how I did it. I suppose things are vastly improved in newer versions of Word. We're now using Word 97 but I can't bring myself to try graphics links.

Martha Rogers
Anteon Corporation

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