How do I create an unreferenced image?
sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Mon Dec 1 16:37:06 CST 2003
On Mon, 01 Dec 2003, Ken Norris <pixelbird at interisland.net> wrote:
> Hello Graham,
> > Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 20:39:55 +0000
> > From: Graham Samuel <livfoss at blueyonder.co.uk>
> > Subject: How do I create an unreferenced image?
> > My question is, how does the IDE do this trick of embedding and
> > getting rid of the external reference? I would like to create such
> > images myself by scripting, but I don't see how. Sorry if this is
> > obvious.
> Yep, it's pretty simple as far as the command goes.
> Look up "import" in the Transport Dictionary.
> If you know about this and it doesn't work, I can almost guarantee it's a
> location (file path) problem. Please look through the docs on "Files,
> Folders, and Resources".
> Here's a tested example on a Mac (watch linewraps):
> on mouseUp
> import paint from file "/Macintosh HD/Desktop
> end mouseUp
> ...You can retrieve the absolute filepath like this:
> ...open the multi-line message box and type:
> answer file "Choose a file:"
> put it
> ...You can check the folder in the msg box:
> put defaultFolder
> See the docs for converting an absolute path to a relative path, etc.
> If you are working in the IDE, then Rev has taken the Rev folder as the
> defaultFolder, so unless your image is in there, you'll have to either:
> 1) Assign an absolute file path as I did
> ...or to temporarily set a relative filepath:
> 2) Temporarily reset the defaultFoder, call your image, then set the
> folder back to what it was, unless you move your stack to the default
> NOTE: Don't forget to account for the location of referenced images
> when you
> build your standalone.
> If anything isn't clear, come back and ask.
> Ken N.
Ken and Graham,
Lots of things to consider, aren't they?
Excuse me, RR folks, if I mention this again: Besides a number of really
good improvements unfortunately there is a whole bunch of
mis-improvements of Revolution vs. Metacard.
In the Metacard IDE, when you import an image file, first thing you get
is a dialog with a checkbutton "Link Only". If you uncheck this button,
the image will be embedded.
So my recommendation is: Switch to the Metacard IDE for a moment and
then - if you like - go back to Revolution.
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