RE: One More Question on large Word docs! Was RE: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs

Subject: RE: One More Question on large Word docs! Was RE: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <dgoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:46:56 -0400


Note that this HTML approach may work OK for .doc files (e.g., from Word 2005 and earlier, which would have been current for a Techwr-l posting from 2007), but may or may not work for .docx/.docm files (Word 2007 and later), which use a completely different internal format.

If you _are_ using one of the current versions of Word, it might be possible to determine whether any images are inserted rather than only linked by opening the .docx/.dotm file with WinZip (or equivalent) and looking inside the word\media folder to see whether there are any emf images. In my experience, figures that are linked only (i.e., inserted with the "link" option rather than "insert and link" or one of the regular insert options) will not have an emf image in the media folder; all figures that are inserted in any fashion other than link only (including as OLE objects for embedded Visio drawings) appear to have an emf. But it's not real easy to identify them because you only see a thumbnail and an arbitrary image name (e.g. image3.emf).

-Fred Ridder


> Subject: RE: One More Question on large Word docs! Was RE: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs
> Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:30:17 -0400
> From: DGoldstein -at- riveraintech -dot- com
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Answer from Mary Arrotti (TECHWR-L, 2007):
>
> "Convert the Word doc to html. Look at the html code using Notepad or an
> html editor. Info about the image is included (at least it was with my
> quick try at this). I created a Word doc named doc2.doc, inserted an
> image called marble2.bmp, and converted to html. In the html output --
> this is what is included in the code: <v:imagedata
> src="Doc2_files/image001.gif" o:title="marble2"/>
> Obviously, the important part of this is 'marble2.' If you print your
> html output -- you might also be able to identify image files in this
> way."
>
> To generate a list of just those inserted images, without the rest of
> the code, do few simple find-and-replaces to (a) reformat those lines
> and (b) delete everything that's not in that format. And there's your
> list.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kat Kuvinka
> Sent: Monday, July 16, 2012 4:14 PM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: One More Question on large Word docs! Was RE: Follow-up
> andQuestion on large Word docs
>
> So, regarding the imported graphic files in Word...is there any easy way
> to tell if a graphic is imported, similar to the right-click in FM? Or,
> can you generate a list of imported files? Also like FM...
>
> Of course, I sent some Word docs out for review and not all of the
> screen shots are showing up...although they show up when I open a
> chapter on my computer, even if I do not open it in the same directory
> where it was created.
>
> Since I did not import all of them by reference initially, I want an
> easy way to tell which ones are simply inserted.
>
> perplexed...


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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:
RE: One More Question on large Word docs! Was RE: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs: From: Dan Goldstein

Previous by Author: RE: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs
Next by Author: Re: Technical Writing vs. Professional Writing
Previous by Thread: RE: One More Question on large Word docs! Was RE: Follow-up and Question on large Word docs
Next by Thread: Document Revision History - Front or Back of the Doc?


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

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads