Re: Word question

Subject: Re: Word question
From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: mike -at- writestarr -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2007 21:34:58 -0400

Ah, quite right. Shows you how much I use Word these days...
In older versions of Word there was an option box in the dialog
itself, and when I didn't see it there I looked elsewhere instead
of looking more closely at the Insert Picture dialog.

-Fred Ridder

>From: "Mike Starr" <mikestarr-techwr-l -at- writestarr -dot- com>
>Reply-To: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
>To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Subject: Re: Word question
>Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 20:17:41 -0500
>Pictures can be linked using the Insert>>Picture menu item as well. When
>choose the picture with the dialog box, instead of just clicking the Insert
>button, click the drop-down arrow on the Insert button and choose Insert
>Link. Changes to the picture are automatically updated when you open or
>print the document (with default settings) or by highlighting the picture
>then pressing the F9 key.
>Mike Starr WriteStarr Information Services
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>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Fred Ridder" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
>To: <clarifiedmind -at- yahoo -dot- com>; <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
>Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 7:32 PM
>Subject: RE: Word question
> > If the graphics were added to the Word document using Insert>Picture,
> > you're out of luck, I'm afraid. This is basically the same as inserting
> > graphic by copying in FrameMaker. No linkage of any kind is maintained
> > between the document and the source file for the graphic.
> >
> > For updating to work, the graphics would have to have been added using
> > Insert>Object>Create From File with the Link to File option selected.
> > This is very much like inserting a graphic by reference in FrameMaker,
> > and requires the source files for the graphics to remain in the same
> > location and retain the same filename or else you'll have a bad link and
> > will get some sort of placeholder box in your document.
> >
> > -Fred Ridder

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