TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: What is CGM? From:"Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 20 Jul 1995 17:32:22 -0700
Liz Babcock writes...
> Cindy Elliott, one of the writer-editors here at China Lake needs to provide
> some graphics for a customer from Finland. This customer wants her to do the
> work in a program called CGM, which, according to the customer, "everybody" is
Something tells me that Cindy has been hit head-on by the
language barrier on this one, Liz. I browse the dtp and
graphics catalogs all the time and have never heard of a
graphics package named CGM or anything that would even
boil down to CGM.
Are you sure your Finnish friend doesn't want the files
in .cgm format??? A .cgm is a computer graphics metafile,
which is a fairly generic format accepted by most wp and
dtp packages. You can generate .cgm files from CorelDraw
for sure and probably from a lot of other graphics packages
.cgm files are vector-based (defined by points) rather
than raster-based (defined line-by-line, like a bitmap)
so they don't lose resolution when you resize them.
Hope this helps. If there really is a CGM program, let us
know how you like it! ;-)
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com