RE: One big word document or break apart

Subject: RE: One big word document or break apart
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2005 09:53:03 -0400

As it is written, there is a middle way: You can develop and edit the
document with linked ("referenced") graphics. When the time comes to
send your document out into the big world:

1. CTRL+A (select all)
2. CTRL+SHIFT+F9 (convert all linked graphics to embedded)
3. Save with a new file name (to keep your linked version for future

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kathleen
> Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 9:42 AM
> To: Dan Goldstein; 'TECHWR-L'
> Subject: RE: One big word document or break apart
> There are pros and cons to embedding graphics: the document
> quickly increases in size (though I admit in the past docs
> tended to do so with referenced files too); you can't update
> without re-importing.
> When using referenced files, it's true that you need to have
> your referenced files included along with the doc if you move
> it. Yet you need to have copies of the graphics even if you
> are embedding, and I always found it most efficient to keep
> them in a subfolder of the document folder. That way I didn't
> run into too many naming problems (e.g., screen captures were
> named in a generic fashion). If there's a better way to store
> and track graphic files, I'd be very interested in learning it :-)
> Kathleen

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