RE: Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow

Subject: RE: Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2008 11:10:30 -0400

Jonathan West suggested:
> Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2008 04:24
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow
> On 01/04/2008, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
> >
> > Naturally, it is the company-supplied page-background graphic that
> > the culprit.
> >
> A background graphic that is a whole page? Not a good idea. Even if it
> is mostly white, Word cannot assume that and so has to render the
> whole thing every time you scroll up or down.
> If it is mostly white, dig out a graphics app and remove those parts
> of it that are white, and leave yourself with one or more individual
> graphics. My favoured app for doing this (if the graphics are vector
> rather than bitmap) is the PC version of Illustrator. When the graphic
> has been suitably cut down, export it from Illustrator as an EMF and
> then import it into the Word document. (Last time I checked the EMF
> export of the Mac version of Illustrator was absolutely dire. It might
> have improved in the latest version).

That's probably the issue right there. Rendering the invisible bits, and
taking all day to do it each time the page is jiggled.
I'll look into that... and ask the "creative services" department to do
the trimming _before_ they pass us the next great set of branding
material, so that I don't get stuck with the chore again. Since I don't
have the original for this one (just the Word document with it embedded,
I think the simplest approach might be to display an empty first page in
Word and do a screen-cap of just the useful part of the graphic.

Thanks for pointing it out. It should have been obvious to me from my
own description what was going on, but that's hindsight talkin'...

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Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow: From: Gene Kim-Eng
RE: Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Word 2003 so-o-o-o-o slo-o-o-o-ow: From: Jonathan West

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