Re: Word graphics unclear in FrameMaker?

Subject: Re: Word graphics unclear in FrameMaker?
From: benzis -at- gmail -dot- com
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 18:03:44 +0200

Thanks Geoff, but there aren't any original graphics files: the graphics are
screen captures taken from applications. I tried saving the Word as HTML and
using the resulting graphics files -- but the files are really small
(5-15KB) with pretty bad resolution. I guess I'm left with having to go
through the application and retake all the screens....

On 1/20/08, Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote:
> Benzi wondered: <<I have a Word document with embedded graphics. I'm
> converting the document to FrameMaker. The graphics are clear in the
> Word document, but when I copy them into PaintShop Pro and save them
> as GIFs ior JPEGs, and subsequently create anchored frames in
> FrameMaker and import the saved files, the graphics are blurred.>>
> _Never_ copy graphics out of Word. There's a huge difference between
> how Word represents a graphics file internally and the original
> format in which the graphic was imported, and that distance isn't in
> Word's favor.
> You have two choices. First and best, ask for the original files used
> to create the graphics. That will let you work with the graphics in
> the original creator application, or in an application that
> understands the format better than Word does. This not only lets you
> obtain the best quality from the graphics, but also lets you store
> the original files with the rest of the project files. The longer you
> wait, the more likely it is that the original files will be lost and
> have to be recreated from scratch.
> Second, try saving the file as HTML. (Depending on your version of
> Word, you may have to access this via the "save as" function, as
> "save as Web page", as "export HTML", or some other funky but
> reasonably obvious wording.) Because HTML files do not themselves
> contain graphics, and only contain links to the graphics, this
> approach should produce both an HTML file -- which you can discard,
> since Word's HTML basically sucks -- and a series of graphics. Most
> likely GIFs, but this probably varies among versions of Word; newer
> versions may save PNGs instead. The quality won't be nearly as good
> as using files from the original graphics application, but it should
> be acceptable.
> ----------------------------------------------------
> -- Geoff Hart
> ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
> --------------------------------------------------
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