The debate will be over the first time one of their imported-by-copy 
graphics gets corrupted and turns into a gray box. Someone will have to know 
what and where the original graphic is, since that data is not stored when 
the graphic is imported by copy. Importing by copy is bad practice.

Rick Quatro
Carmen Publishing


We're having a debate in my TW team about whether to use Import by Ref
for graphics or Copy into Document. I always Import by reference. The
hardware writers copy into document. Their books take much longer to
build than mine, and I am convinced that it's because they are copying
the graphics into the document.

Am I right, is this what's causing their slow book building process?  I
have much bigger books than they do, in terms of pages, but they have
bigger graphics.

Also, what are some arguments for importing by ref vs copying in? What
do you guys do?

Thank you,

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Gillian Flato

Technical Writer (Software)


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