Graphics by reference - Word

Subject: Graphics by reference - Word
From: kevin -dot- lovejoy -at- trnswrks -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2004 07:49:25 -0700

First thanks to everyone for the help on my last question.

One thing that came up was the use of graphics. In checking the archives
it appears that there has been a lot of discussion on this. But there are
a couple of things that were not clear to me.

First, I have many screen prints (as requested by the customer.) Many I
have loaded to Photo Editor and saved as .gif files. But others were
dropped directly into the text of the document. Is there a quick way to
determine the size of these graphics? If the graphic was saved in PE at
56 KB, will it be relatively the same size in the document?

Second, it was suggested that I include graphics by reference as opposed
to embedding the graphic directly into the document. How is this done?
Will the reference be by relative file name so that the reference is not
lost as the document is moved from one folder to another? For many of the
larger graphics, I have to include pointers (very low tech user group.) I
have been told to expect to have to explain the basics of what many would
find "intuitive" (i.e., I must explain menu bars and tool bars all the way
down to min/max/restore, etc. Many have never been on a PC system at
all.) Can I use this reference technique for this? (My assumption is
no.) But I am still interested as I have many common graphics that have
changed and forced me to replace hundreds of button graphics.




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