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I often had very large (e.g., book) files crash in Word. One client wanted his two book volumes (text and solutions guide) combined for his second edition, which were two very large DOC files with several dozens of Visio graphics, appended together to make one (printed) book. Combining the two DOC files into a larger DOC file was not very stable, and it might crash or it might be OK for a while.

Instead of using Word further, I made DOC subdocuments out of the individual chapters and then offered the author the choice for going to a master document format with either OOo or with FrameMaker instead of an MS Word manuscript. He chose FrameMaker--with the graphics linked from an images folder instead of their being embedded. Never a problem, even after several newer chapters and many more graphics were added.


On 12/21/2011 7:09 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I'm beginning to think that linking might be a better option for my newsletter at work too. One of the major problems with Word was that the file got so large it would crash the older machines. So many logos ready to be printed to billboards. 2 nicely coloured lines per-page stored as jpg in millions of colours now reduced to 1 pixel gifs of about 8bits of colour and now placed in the header& footer to save repeating. Photos ready to be printed as large posters but shown about thumbnail size now reduced to palm-size and shown as thumbnails. Looks exactly the same. You guys rock as most of those ideas were from advice given in here. Many thanks and regards from
Tom :)

--- On Wed, 21/12/11, Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer<>  wrote:

From: Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-documentation] Graphics vanishing
Date: Wednesday, 21 December, 2011, 4:49

On Wed, 21 Dec 2011 09:07:04 +1000
Jean Weber<>  wrote:

Yes. If you were to unzip the ODT file, you would find the pictures in
the Picture folder. (Linked pictures are not in the Picture folder.)


... which makes me think that linking instead of embedding might make
version updates easier?

Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejer *


Gary Schnabl
Southwest Detroit, two miles NORTH! of Canada--Windsor, that is...

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