Activating an image object

2009-06-16 Thread Jon Harvey
Everyone,

 

I know this has been covered on this list before but I don't recall the
answers. Here goes:

 

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?

 

 

Jon Harvey

Manager, Desktop  Enterprise Documentation

CambridgeSoft Corporation

100 CambridgePark Drive

Cambridge, MA 02140

(617) 588-9354

 

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Re: Activating an image object

2009-06-16 Thread Art Campbell
Importing simple graphics as objects isn't usually recommended because
it uses Microsoft's OLE mechanism. OLE has a reputation for
flakiness... such as totally breaking down when XP SP3 was installed
(although the mechanism was working OK with FM9) and also requiring
more system overhead. Without knowing the details, I'd suspect that
there may be something wrong with your OLE setup.

In any case, if you use the more routine method of importing the .png
as a referenced graphic, does it show up OK?

Art

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On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Jon Harveyjhar...@cambridgesoft.com wrote:
 Everyone,



 I know this has been covered on this list before but I don't recall the
 answers. Here goes:



 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?





 Jon Harvey

 Manager, Desktop  Enterprise Documentation

 CambridgeSoft Corporation

 100 CambridgePark Drive

 Cambridge, MA 02140

 (617) 588-9354



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RE: Activating an image object

2009-06-16 Thread Combs, Richard
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


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RE: Activating an image object

2009-06-16 Thread Jon Harvey
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@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


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Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
--
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-777-0436
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Activating an image object

2009-06-16 Thread Art Campbell
Importing simple graphics as objects isn't usually recommended because
it uses Microsoft's OLE mechanism. OLE has a reputation for
flakiness... such as totally breaking down when XP SP3 was installed
(although the mechanism was working OK with FM9) and also requiring
more system overhead. Without knowing the details, I'd suspect that
there may be something wrong with your OLE setup.

In any case, if you use the more routine method of importing the .png
as a referenced graphic, does it show up OK?

Art

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



On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 3:48 PM, Jon Harvey wrote:
> Everyone,
>
>
>
> I know this has been covered on this list before but I don't recall the
> answers. Here goes:
>
>
>
> 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?
>
>
>
>
>
> Jon Harvey
>
> Manager, Desktop & Enterprise Documentation
>
> CambridgeSoft Corporation
>
> 100 CambridgePark Drive
>
> Cambridge, MA 02140
>
> (617) 588-9354
>
>
>
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Activating an image object

2009-06-16 Thread Combs, Richard
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
--
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-777-0436
--







Activating an image object

2009-06-16 Thread Jon Harvey
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
--
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-777-0436
--







Activating an image object

2009-06-11 Thread Jon Harvey
Everyone,



I know this has been covered on this list before but I don't recall the
answers. Here goes:



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?





Jon Harvey

Manager, Desktop & Enterprise Documentation

CambridgeSoft Corporation

100 CambridgePark Drive

Cambridge, MA 02140

(617) 588-9354