Re: FrameMaker error reading *.TIF format

Subject: Re: FrameMaker error reading *.TIF format
From: Leila Meyer <Leila -dot- Meyer -at- MEGASYS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 1998 09:23:56 -0600

I had this exact problem. For some reason, when you import a graphic
into FrameMaker, then modify the graphic in PhotoPaint, FrameMaker no
longer recognizes the graphic. I used the following work-around to fix
the problem. It's a bit of a nuisance, but it works.

1. Open the graphic in PhotoPaint.
2. Select the entire image and copy it to the clipboard.
3. Create a new image from the clipboard.
4. Save the new image in the same location, with the same file name
as the old image.

The graphic in FrameMaker should now be visible rather than a gray box.
Unfortunately, you will have to repeat this process every time you alter
a graphic. Also, it seems to be a FrameMaker problem rather than a
PhotoPaint problem because I had the same experience with a graphic
imported from Adobe PhotoShop. Good luck!

Leila Meyer
Technical Writer
MegaSys Computer Technologies
leila -dot- meyer -at- megasys -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Lightfoot [SMTP:blightfo -at- POSITRONFIBER -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 8:05 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: FrameMaker error reading *.TIF format
> Hi!
> I am trying to import a *.TIF file into FrameMaker. This is taken
> from
> a screen capture. Everything works fine. Then, I go to modify the
> screen capture in Corel PhotoPaint. When I go back to Frame, the
> graphic can no longer be read, (i.e., the "Cannot display some
> imported
> graphics" dialog box of death).
> I've tried different techniques for saving the files in PhotoPaint.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks...
> Brian Lightfoot
> Positron Fiber Systems
> blightfo -at- positronfiber -dot- com
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