RE: MS Word: Pics: Finding Filenames

Subject: RE: MS Word: Pics: Finding Filenames
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2006 11:14:04 -0500

In some situations, you just can't link. If that's the case, consider
inserting the picture as an object (Insert|Object|Create from File...).
You won't have the picture file name, but you can edit the picture later
on in the app that created it, with no pixel loss. However, you might
end up with a Word file more bloated than Elvis. Caveat insertor.

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: stevefjong
> Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 10:59 AM
> To: Keith Hansen; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: MS Word: Pics: Finding Filenames
> "Keith Hansen" asked:
> > Question: Once the picture is embedded in Word, is there
> > any way to tell what the filename of the original graphic
> > was?
> No. Word generates a link name that you can't equate to the
> original file name. (By the way, it also stores the bits
> using a lossy compression scheme such that you can never get
> the graphic out in its original condition, so good luck
> editing it.)
> If you're doing the embedding, your best bet is to link AND
> embed the graphic, so you can see what the original
> filename was. Best is simply to link the graphic without
> embedding, because you can determine the original filename
> AND enjoy a smaller, safer Word file.

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