I apparently was confused. Thanks to Richard and Art tho, not any
more......:)


Jon Harvey
Manager, Desktop Documentation
CambridgeSoft Corporation
100 CambridgePark Drive
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 588-9354

-----Original Message-----
From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard.co...@polycom.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 9:44 AM
To: Jon Harvey; framers at lists.frameusers.com
Subject: RE: Activating an image object

Jon Harvey wrote:

> I have an FM 9.0 in which I'm trying to import a *.png files as an
> object. The image comes in as a white box with the file name in the
> middle of it. If I activate it, the file opens in the Windows image
> viewer, not in FM. I know that FM only shows previews of actual
images;
> however, I haven't seen any option in SnagIt (the tool I use) to save
> the images with preview. I know that other people have encountered
this
> problem as well. What gives?

As Art said, using OLE (File > Import > Object) is not a good idea. FM
has a PNG filter, so it can import the file natively (File > Import >
File). Is there some special reason why you're trying to import the
files as objects, or is that just due to a bit of confusion? 

Also, you're a bit confused about FM's image handling. The "shows
previews" bit applies strictly to Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files.
Those files can be saved with a TIFF preview, and FM displays only that
preview. Other graphics files, including PNG, don't have previews, and
what you see in FM is the file. 

Richard


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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