Re: FrameMaker graphics: Link vs Embed

Subject: Re: FrameMaker graphics: Link vs Embed
From: David Neeley <dbneeley -at- oddpost -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 19:09:24 -0700 (PDT)

I, too, use linking because all of the advantages lie with linking compared to some real show-stoppers with embedded graphics.

Oh, yes, I forgot one potential disadvantage: if your file hierarchy, versioning, and naming conventions for files are not well conceived and executed, you can have some difficulties in managing files that contain a large number of separate but linked graphics.

However, even the most un-meticulous soon learn that this kind of organization is the only way to be constantly productive, so it becomes a habit. Beyond that, the advantages are all on the side of the linked graphic approach:

1) Graphics can be updated separately and will appear in their updated form in every new iteration of a document.
2) Less memory is required when handling long and complex chapters and the books they are part of.
3) The text can be more easily updated without the time-consuming loading of large graphic images.

As I said, outside of requiring some care in organization, I can think of no advantage to embedding graphics in Frame.


-----Original Message from David Demyan <ddemyan -at- coppercom -dot- com>-----

Beverly asked:

> Which method do you use, (linking or embedding) and why?


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