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At 12:34 PM 8/7/97 -0700, you wrote:
>I'm currently working on a user manual and am experimenting with
>different graphics file types. I'm creating my main document in Word.
>Ideally, I'd like to embed my graphics in the document, but since
>bitmaps and some other graphics file types are notorious for bloating
>file sizes, I'm avoiding them like the plague. Anyway, I started playing
>around with j-pegs and noticed that resulting file sizes were
>comparatively small. Is there any reason why this wouldn't be an okay
>file type to use? Would you guys have any other suggestions?
You can avoid the lossy file problems and reduce the size of the
graphics by converting them to 256 color and saving them as a .gif.
Word has no problem importing .gifs.
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