Well, yes, FM would have to process the entire graphic before it could figure out how to scale it, I think. Also, it would have to run through an external filter during import, and that can be time- and memory-consuming.
Many people use a standard operating procedure of scaling graphics to approximate size using an outside application (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) before importing. Art On 8/4/06, Harro de Jong <hdjong at triview.nl> wrote: > I recently found out that, when importing graphics files, there's a > limit to their dimensions. In my case, I had an EPS of a drawing of A3 > size (about 42 x 29 cm), which I'd scaled in FM to just over 200%, > cropping out a small portion of the drawing (maybe 10x10 cm, so the > cropped drawing easily fits on my A4 page). > The drawing would show up in Frame, but not in the PDF export. Reducing > the scale factor to 180% solved the problem. > > Apparently, FM cares about the size of the imported drawing, even if you > only see the cropped portion in the output. Has anyone else come across > this? > > > Harro de Jong > _______________________________________________ > -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358