Image placement in Word

Subject: Image placement in Word
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:36:28 -0400

Just as with numbering, Word offers many ways to place images. I've been
using the following rules for years:

* Wherever possible, avoid floating graphics. Anchored ("in-line")
graphics can be positioned using tables, style definitions, frames, and
other methods. (MS tried to push everyone from frames to text boxes, but
the frames are still available, and still better.)

* Unless you're creating documents that only you will be using, avoid
linked graphics.

* Insert graphics from PNG files (for GUI screencaps), WMF files (for
vector graphics), or JPG files (for photos and the like).

* If you have to retrieve someone else's poorly placed graphics, use
save-as-HTML to extract the JPG or PNG versions.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Brierley
> Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 1:08 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: A doozy even for Word (Joe Armstrong)
> Since it's Friday, what's the new thing they did? There's
> that big round button in the top left that has no text. This
> nameless menu is certainly an interesting approach to GUI
> design, as even the image within it does not provide clues
> that it is selectable nor about what it contains. But, yes,
> it is different. So, those familiar with the interface will
> struggle and those new to the product will seemingly have no
> advantage over being new to one of the older versions. While,
> numbering continues to be troublesome and arranging more than
> two graphics on a page continues to be a pain also .... Thank
> God for multiple undo! This is one program that needs it.
> That being said, yes, I've done long documents in Word. It's
> just more difficult than it should be, automations (again,
> image placement) work against you, ctrl+z becomes your friend
> to undo what Word did, and editing the document later is also
> labor intensive.

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