Ken
The graphics need to be .EPS as well in my experience of doing this.

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On Jun 2, 2009, at 7:58 AM, Art Campbell wrote:

> FM, in general, doesn't support transparency very well.
> In FM, do you have the properties of the graphic and of the frame that
> holds it set so that Fill = None?
>
> P.S. posting your configuration data with each question would be  
> helpful...
>
> Art
>
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> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 9:41 PM, Ken Poshedly  
> <poshedly at bellsouth.net> wrote:
>> Well, first, thanks to all for your tips to help me get a good TOC
>> generated. I'm still working on that one, and while it hasn't
>> happened so far, I did find that several graphics pasted into some
>> reference pages from another document by my (not-so-FrameMaker-savy)
>> coworker resulted in prompts to find the path to them each time some
>> of these files were opened.
>>
>> After I deleted those graphics from the reference pages and
>> re-imported them correctly, no more prompts for them.
>>
>> But that's as far as I got on that because now, my boss has assigned
>> me a more pressing project, a revised cover design for this operator
>> manal (for a hydraulic excavator -- REAL hardware). After I
>> researched and assembled a great-looking cover, he held a meeting of
>> the project engineers (with me included) where those who only know
>> how to engineer started picking at and apart the work I had done.
>> Sheesh! (The cover got lots of kudos before the meeting because they
>> never had a tech writer here before.)
>>
>> So now, I'm trying to modify my cover design, but am running up
>> against a seemingly immovable problem: importing a graphic with a
>> supposedly transparent background that still displays a white  
>> background.
>>
>> My "revised cover" is to be slightly grey (perhaps 20% black tint,
>> using FrameMaker). And the company logo with name is in red (logo)
>> and black (company name in a custom font which I don't know or have).
>> Oh, and our home office is in China and they do things very
>> differently there and are very slow at responding.
>>
>> I'm still learning the in's and out's of Paintshop Pro X2, so that's
>> another rocky road, but I think I successfully created a GIF file
>> graphic with "no" background (it displays in Paintshop Pro with a
>> checkered background) but only the red logo and black-lettered  
>> company name.
>>
>> But when I import it, the background is white. I'm trying to keep
>> away from creating a GIF file with a 20% grey background because it's
>> just my luck that it probably won't match the FrameMaker 20% grey  
>> cover.
>>
>> What to do? Please advise.
>>
>> -- Kenpo in Atlanta
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