Edit Group problem

Klaus Major klaus at major-k.de
Wed Oct 22 05:40:16 EDT 2003


Hi Graham,

> On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 20:38:44 -0500, "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com> 
> wrote:
>>
>> First of all, I would avoid editing the group and just address items 
>> in
>> the group directly if you can. For example, if you do:
>>
>>   delete image "face.gif" of grp "TheGroup"
>>
>> you don't need to be in "editing" mode to do it; you can be just "on 
>> the
>> card" with the browse tool when the command executes and it will work.
>>
>> However, to get new images *into* a group from the clipboard, there's
>> not much more you can do that what you're already doing unless you 
>> know
>> the dimensions of the image (width and height) ahead of time.
>
> Ken, thanks for this info. I didn't realise you could edit the 
> individual objects of a
> group without putting the group into edit mode - if this is in the 
> docs, I ain't seen it.
>
> As to your second point, what do you mean by the last sentence - what 
> if I **did**
> know the dimensions of the image? I'm sorry but I don't quite grasp 
> your meaning here.
> The fact is I have a lot of little images I want to do this to, and 
> for other reasons I was thinking
> of making them all the same size - so this technique might be relevant 
> to me.

Even if the images (not referenced!) are not of the same size, you can 
always do:

...
put image "face.gif" into img "placeholder image" of grp "TheGroup"
...

"placeholder image" will resize to fit the new "content"...

Check it out, very handy feature, no problems so far...
(And a bit less complicated than using "imagedata" ;-)

Hope that helps...

> TIA
>
> Graham

Regards

Klaus Major
klaus at major-k.de
www.major-k.de



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