Re: Large Documents in Word

Subject: Re: Large Documents in Word
From: Paulo Ribeiro <paulo -at- diffraction -dot- pt>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:07:03 +0000

Be aware that you may be losing information or image quality when converting from PNG to GIF. Although both image file formats are lossless, GIF only supports 256 colors:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Interchange_Format#Palettes

Those 256 colors may well be more than enough for screenshots, though.

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Paulo Ribeiro

On 14.11.24 19:02, Margaret Cekis wrote:

Lynne Wright mentioned she prefers .GIFs for large Word docs.
______________________________
A couple of years ago, I had a banking software manual with more than 100
screen shots that Word handled OK, but the manual was too big to PDF in one
pass. It crashed every time I tried to make a PEDF from it.

I ended up taking my whole directory of screenshots, and used Snagit to
convert all the .PNG files to .GIF files, and then substituted the .GIFs for
the original PNGs. Every image file was 30% to 50% smaller, and the manual
then converted to PDF on the first attempt. (That's a very nice feature of
Snagit. by the way. You can also downsize a whole directory of images in one
pass, if you want the same reduction, such as 50% or the original size. It
changes both the dimensions and the pixel counts in one step.)
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA


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References:
Large Documents in Word: From: Lin Sims
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Dan Goldstein
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Lynne Wright
RE: Large Documents in Word: From: Margaret Cekis

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