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    Thumbnails (2003 SP2)

    Can anyone please tell me how to insert a thumbnail of a jpg into a Word table? The original jpgs are all about 1.5Mb each and I need to create a document to display 20 of them to email to a client.

    An Excel file will do if this would be easier.

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    Re: Thumbnails (2003 SP2)

    I'd use an external program to create thumbnails of your images.
    Microsoft has a free Image Resizer for Windows XP, available from Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP. If you need more features, try FastStone Photo Resizer (free for personal use).

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    Re: Thumbnails (2003 SP2)

    Thanks

    I will have to down load this tonight at home to sort out my thumbnails. The company IT police will not let me install programmes.

    Tyler

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    Re: Thumbnails (2003 SP2)

    You might be able to do it with Word. If you use Insert>Picture>From File to pull all 20 into a blank document, and resize them to the desired dimensions, then the built-in compression tool might be able to complete the job.

    To resize all images in one step, use a macro. This one works on a percentage, which might not be the best approach for your case, but ti's what I have handy as an example. You might be able to skip directly to setting iShape.Height and iShape.Width (inconveniently, in points), but some experimentation might be required.

    <code>Sub ShrinkPic()
    ' Created 8/22/00 to resize all graphics in a document at once
    If ActiveDocument.InlineShapes.Count = 0 Then
    MsgBox ("No ''inline'' pictures to resize in this document.")
    Exit Sub
    End If
    If MsgBox("Do you want to resize ALL the inline picture graphics in this document?", _
    vbQuestion + vbYesNo) <> vbYes Then Exit Sub
    Dim iShape As InlineShape, fPct As Single
    fPct = Val(InputBox("Enter new scaling factor, relative to current size (e.g., ", _
    "Resize pictures", " 0.80"))
    For Each iShape In ActiveDocument.InlineShapes
    If iShape.Type = wdInlineShapePicture Then
    iShape.Height = fPct * iShape.Height
    iShape.Width = fPct * iShape.Width
    End If
    Next
    End Sub</code>

    To access Word's compression feature, select an image and choose Format>Picture. On the Picture tab, click the Compress button. Here you can choose All Pictures, Web/Screen resolution, and both Compress and crop.

    Finally, you could save the document and use it as a source for pasting. To save the images in a form usable in other contexts, save the document using the Filtered HTML format. The images should be placed in a separate folder.

    But dedicated software sure would be easier. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Thumbnails (2003 SP2)

    There are many "Thumbnail" programs out there, some are even free.
    Do a Google search.
    These programs will make a separate thumbnail file which then could be used inside of Word without any additional resizing and the Word file would NOT get nearly as big.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Thumbnails (2003 SP2)

    Thanks for all the interest in my problem.

    I tried downloading Power Tools Resize but the download file installed a read me file only. Downloaded Fast Stone Photo Resizer but I left the lap top at home this morning.

    Then it occurred to me that Outlook can do this task. Like so:

    1. Using Windows Explorer highlight the jpgs that require resizing.
    2. Click “E-mail the selected items.” On the File and Folder Tasks pane.
    3. In the Send Pictures Via Email dialogue box click the “Make all my pictures smaller” option button. Click ok.
    4. All the jpgs resized to 640x480 and attached to a new Outlook email.
    5. Right click each attachment in turn to save as.
    6. Close the email without saving.
    7. Then use Insert>Picture>From File in a Word table to paste all the new smaller pictures.

    Job done.

    Tyler

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    Re: Thumbnails (2003 SP2)

    The Image Resizer powertoy isn't a stand-alone program, it adds Resize Pictures to the right-click menu of image files in Windows Explorer.
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