Re: Automating graphic updates

Subject: Re: Automating graphic updates
From: Mike Stockman <mstockman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:55:53 -0400

On Mar 15, 2012, at 10:35 AM, David Tinsley wrote:

> An example change is: We currently use a symbol that comprises a triangle with an exclamation mark in it. That symbol is replaced by the "open-book" symbol. I would like to be able to automate that update over every file.
>
> If anyone has any advice, ideas or experience I would appreciate your thoughts.

Maybe converting your graphics to SVG will help? SVG is an XML graphics format, and it can link to external bitmaps or other SVG files. So you could have each label with links to the triangle image, then use any text editor to find all "triangle.bmp" and replace with "open-book.bmp".

And Inkscape (the leading open-source SVG editor) can also batch-convert the SVG files to EPS for your printer, on the command line. So you'd still have that.

Hope this helps,
Mike

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Create and publish documentation through multiple channels with Doc-To-Help. Choose your authoring formats and get any output you may need.

Try Doc-To-Help, now with MS SharePoint integration, free for 30-days.

http://bit.ly/doc-to-help

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com


Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.com

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives


References:
Automating graphic updates: From: David Tinsley

Previous by Author: Re: Online Certification for Technical Writers
Next by Author: trademark/reg. marks in titles on covers ?
Previous by Thread: Automating graphic updates
Next by Thread: Re: Automating graphic updates


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads