RE: Creating ICO (icon) files

Subject: RE: Creating ICO (icon) files
From: "Carnall, Jane" <Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 15:30:32 -0000

>Dannette,
<snip useful suggestions>
>One thing I learned: Renaming a bitmap file with an .ICO extension DOES NOT
>work!! You really need to bring it into a progam for converting files into
>icons.

Well, it may not invariably work, but it absolutely works for me: I'd never
thought of it before, but I opened up a bitmap file in Paint (v.4.0),
selected Save As and saved it with extension .ico , and bobsyerauntie, I had
an icon. I could, and did, assign my new icon file to a Windows program. I'm
running Windows NT.

No doubt there are better ways to do it, but this seemed simple, cheap, and
effective.

Jane Carnall
Technical Writer, Compaq, UK
Unless stated otherwise, these opinions are mine, and mine alone.






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