Re: Documentation tools for large documents

Subject: Re: Documentation tools for large documents
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2002 06:01:51 -0700

Dick's advice is sound. Also examine the kind of graphics you use, and the
way you are inserting graphics and charts into this document. If you're
not careful with how you do this, the file size will balloon to ridiculous
sizes. Things to consider are:

- Type of graphic file: bmp, gif, wmf, jpg, etc.
- File size of graphic file
- Number of colors in graphic
- Actual dimensions (in pixels) of graphic
- Method of inserting graphics into Word doc

I have the best luck with GIFs, reduced to as few colors as possible
(usually 16 for a standard Windows app), placed into the document using
Insert, Picture, From File. I do NOT just *paste* graphics into docs.

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