RE: Newbie Word Question

Subject: RE: Newbie Word Question
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbri -at- haestad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 14:38:45 -0400


Link your graphics, do not embed them.

Do this and never look back.

Why? It gives you a bijillion options down the line that are not
available to you with embedded images. Put the linked graphics in a
subdirectory called "graphics."

Cheers,

Sean

P.S. Okay. There is some leeway with the name of the subdirectory. LOL!

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Sean Brierley
Software Documentation Specialist
Haestad Methods
http://www.haestad.com
203-805-0572 (voice)
203-597-1488 (fax)



-----Original Message-----
From: Evan Martin [mailto:evan -dot- martin -at- garvin-allen -dot- com]

Here's one that most Word users should be able to help me with.

I am in the process of reformatting/reorganizing our documentation and I
have a question about inserting images or screenshots into Word
documents.

Is there any advantage of inserting the image as an object and linking
to
the file itself? The only advantage that I've noticed is that you can
then
double-click the image and edit it.

I have been putting screenshots in by using Insert > Picture > From
File.
This seems to embed the image within the document and I don't need to
store
the original image. Is this common practice?

Any input or opinon is appreciated.


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