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 ------