Re: HTML graphics

Subject: Re: HTML graphics
From: "Ridder, Fred" <F -dot- Ridder -at- DIALOGIC -dot- COM>
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 1997 23:54:45 -0400

The approach I've used successfully is as follows:

1) Run HTML Transit as usual with the "convert graphics" option on.
2) Export your graphics as GIFs of the appropriate size directly
from the graphics application.
3) Rename the manually-exported GIFs with the filenames
automatically assigned by HTML Transit
4) Change the HTML Transit to select the "don't convert graphics"
option for all subsequent conversions. With this option selected,
Transit will insert the same IMG SRC tags in subsequent conversions
but won't pay any attention to the graphics themselves; the HTML
pages will simply link to existing graphics files. Normally, this option
is used to speed up the conversion when re-converting a document
in which the graphics have not changed.

It would be nice if HTML Transit handled graphics conversion better,
but unless your documents have a huge number of graphics in them,
this procedure really isn't a great burden.

Fred Ridder (mailto:f -dot- ridder -at- dialogic -dot- com)
Senior Technical Writer
Dialogic Corporation, Parsippany, NJ

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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Amy Nolan [SMTP:anolan -at- P21 -dot- COM]
>Sent: Friday, October 03, 1997 5:04 PM
>Subject: HTML graphics
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> I took the advice of a message I found on last week's list. We have
> tested using HTML Transit to convert MS Word files to HTML pages.
> However, we're having a problem with some graphics coming in too
> large.
> We use Paint Shop Pro to capture screens, and save them as a
> monochrome. We then link them into the MS Word document. In HTML,
> some graphic files came through to be too large to be usable. It
> seems that the only way they can be converted is to the scale that
> Word has them in (which looks bad because they are monochrome) or the
> original size (which is sometimes 1700 or more pixels across).
> If we shrink the original graphic, it will be too small for the Word
> document. Is there any way to shrink the graphic in the HTML file
> only?
> ~Amy Nolan
> anolan -at- p21 -dot- com

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