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    Inserting and resizing multiple pictures (2000)

    Greetings,

    I need help with the following:

    1) I have screen captures grabbed by SnagIt which are gifs
    2) There are approx. 20 folders with an average of 30 gifs in each one
    3) I want to copy each folder into Word.
    4) If I highlight all gifs in a particular folder and copy them, then paste them into Word doc, only the first gif appears.

    Can anyone tell me how to move more than one gif at a time from a folder into Word?

    And then....I want to use a Macro to resize all of those gifs which have been changed into objects. Can anyone provide me with a macro code?

    Pardon me if I am asking too much. I know just enough to not know what I'm doing! <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)

    It's a bit crude, but you can click and drag multiple images into a Word document. These are embedded as massive MSPaint objects (sure, they look like ordinary pictures, but press Alt+F9 and you'll see what I mean). To convert them to "plain" pictures, select all and press Ctrl+Shift+F9. To shrink all these pictures by the same percentage, you then can run the macro in <!post=Post #125365,125365>Post #125365<!/post>.

    But... that's not a very elegant solution. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Despite several attempts, I cannot find the earlier thread that I think had the solution (i.e., a macro) to at least the first part of this. Oh well, if you're interested, we can roll up our sleeves and start again. First, let's clarify what you're looking for:

    Question: You want to get 20 x 30 GIFs into a single Word document?
    This might be a bit of overload. Anyway, whatever solution is developed probably will handle one folder at a time. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Question: You want the pictures to be floating-around objects?
    I find it easier to work with inline pictures, myself.

    Question: What's the goal of the resizing: consistent size, consistent percentage reduction, fit between the left and right margins, other?
    This isn't hard once you decide exactly what you want.

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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Andrew Lockton on 14-Jan-03 21:40. Zip attachment added)</P>I have a batching macro at home to do this task. I will dig it out and post it this evening.

    OK, attached is a zipped template which gives you a button in the menu called 'Chrysalis Batch'. Open the file and click that menu entry to see a dialog which should be self explanatory. As this file is a self contained template, it could also be run as an add-in if you wanted the functionality at all times.
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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)

    Wow! Thanks to both of you I am able to accomplish exactly what I needed.

    I very much appreciate the quick and helpful responses. There can hardly be a person in the Washington DC area who hasn't heard me toot the Lounge horn! And the beat goes on......... <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)

    Hi! I just found this post and the macro is brilliant - I insert lots and lots of screen captures into Word documents as a part of my job, and you've just saved me so much work.

    Question: How can I, as you say, make this macro an add-in to be available at all times??

    Thanks for your help!
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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)

    Gee whiz, I don't know if I support software older than 18 months :-)

    All you need to do is check your Tools > Options > File Locations and find the Startup path and then copy the template into that location. When you restart Word the menu item should be good to go.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)

    If you put the .dot file from Andrew's zip file into your Word startup folder, it will be loaded automatically when you start Word. To find out where the startup folder is located, select Tools | Options.., in Word, and activate the File Locations tab. Double click the Startup item to see the full path. On my system (Word 2002 on Windows XP), it is

    Cocuments and Settings<username>Application DataMicrosoftWordSTARTUP

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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)

    Thank you Andrew and Hans!

    It is now in my startup folder and already making my life so much easier...

    [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img] All best,
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    Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures (2000)

    I also have a graphic resize question.

    I have a user's guide with various sized screen shots. I've cropped them down to the size I need (varies depending on need).

    The document is huge (2.3 MB) and I can't make it any smaller. The pictures still say they are the same size (DPI) and the cropped area is not removed.

    I ran the Macro and the Add-In didn't seem to meet my needs.

    Any suggestions?

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