Ah! Yes, I did indeed use Copy + Paste. I'll try the Import option in the morning. As I recall, the only thing I did to my ClipboardFormatPriorities was move Text to the front. And before things started crashing, it listed Facets as DIB. (I don't know what DIB is.)
UPDATE: This is morning. I am, as Art suggested, using Import by Reference and, as Richard suggested, NOT using copy&paste. so far, things seem to be working. Keep the fingers crossed. Thanks for the help. On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 6:50 PM, Combs, Richard <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Lin Sims wrote: > >> FrameMaker 8 >> Windows XP SP3 >> >> I have a a couple of .png graphics that I copied to a Master Page. >> Every time I use the right-click menu to select Object Properties, >> Frame crashes. I tried converting the graphics to GIF but got the same >> result. >> >> These same graphics will, sometimes but not reproducibly always (at >> least not that I've noticed), disappear, leaving a grey box behind. So >> far that's been fixable by reimporting the page layout from elsewhere, >> but I'd rather not have to worry about that happening. > > Just a guess: You said you "copied" them -- did you by chance _paste_ > them into FM? If so (depending on your ClipboardFormatPriorities setting > in maker.ini), you may have inserted them as embedded OLE objects. You > do _not_ want that. It brings along a ton of overhead from the > application associated with PNG files on your system. And it can be > quite unstable, especially in a low-memory, low-resource situation. > > If you pasted them (or used File > Import > Object), delete them and > insert them properly, using the File > Import > File command and > selecting Copy into Document. > > Someone suggested saving as 8-bit PNG. IMHO, that's a bad idea, too. The > file size savings is remarkably small. And 8-bit color uses a 256-color > palette. All the defined palette colors (like RGB 150,88,127) in all > your PNGs get added to the FM document's list of defined colors. A bit > of a nuisance, if you ask me. > > HTH! > Richard > > > Richard G. Combs > Senior Technical Writer > Polycom, Inc. > richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom > 303-223-5111 > ------ > rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom > 303-777-0436 > ------ _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as [EMAIL PROTECTED] Send list messages to [EMAIL PROTECTED] To unsubscribe send a blank email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/archive%40mail-archive.com Send administrative questions to [EMAIL PROTECTED] Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.