RE: Image placement in Word

Subject: RE: 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 13:58:09 -0400

I mostly use frames for graphics as a style (Sidehead, etc.) -- that's
the placement automation I was referring to.

I've been using WMFs because I heard that Word converted all vector
graphics to WMF. I assumed (maybe incorrectly) that other vector graphic
formats would lose something in the conversion.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Brierley
> Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 1:41 PM
> Subject: RE: Image placement in Word
> I know those things. Floating graphics are useful in ways
> inline graphics are not, and tables complicate things
> unnecessarily. Frames are better, but still kludgy. Linked
> graphics can be more easily updated if images change or when
> translating, and using language-specific graphics.
> PNG and JPG are fine, but WMF is sloppy format that has
> issues and EPS is much better, or AI. Save as HTML is a poor
> way to recreate the original files for a project.
> But, yes, I know of these things.
> Cheers,
> Sean

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