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    scanning a signature

    I would like to create a 1.5

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    Re: scanning a signature

    I don't know if this will help, but perhaps you could check out this <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> program -
    http://www.trivista.com/products/asmallerimage ...is a good program for all kinds of things regarding images.

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    Re: scanning a signature

    I don't have much experience with this, but I find that an image file will scale differently in different programs. Browsers (and HTML e-mail clients) tend to display images at 96 pixels per inch, regardless of what pixel density was saved into the file at the time it was created. Word, conversely, lets you size the image regardless of the original setting and then interpolates to get the final size to be printed. So, I guess my answer is that one file will not be best for all applications, you might need multiple versions.

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    Re: scanning a signature

    Not sure that this is the answer, but I received an email from our Sales guys with a new logo in JPG format they wanted to add to their signatures. The problem was it was over 300kb. A couple of minutes with Infranview and I had it down to less that 6Kb with little lost of details. (Reduced to 10% then increased that to 120%.)

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    Re: scanning a signature

    You might want to considering converting the image into a "vector-based" image format (e.g., CorelDRAW). Once it is in vectors, you can make it any size you want with no loss of clarity...

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    Re: scanning a signature

    I use a jpg of my signature in various documents on the computer in the event i the signature is required, my secretary scanned it in as far as I recall, it seems to work well.

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    Re: scanning a signature

    I have several templates of letters and memos that I inserted a 2.48KB .jpg file of my signature into 5 or 6 years ago. One of the best time and energy savers ever !!! <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> The file is 200 x 48 pixils in size and takes up the same space as 2 lines of 12 point type.

    I created the original by scanning my signature and then opening it in the scanning software (in my case PaperPort), zooming in on the image until it filled the screen and then hitting the PrintScreen key. I next pasted the image into a PowerPoint slide, cropped it and sized it down to the letter "signature line" size and saved it as a .jpg file. Then, using the same image and slide, I expanded the file dimensions and saved that as a .gif file (14.2KB, 568 x 136 pixils) for larger applications and as a more scaleable alternative to the original .jpg file. The final step is to open each image in a program like Paint Shop Pro and trim off the excess white area around the edges of the files.

    Hope some of this is useful to you. The template trick has been a tremendous time saver.
    <IMG SRC=http://www.wopr.com/w3tuserpics/DocWatson_sig.gif>

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    Re: scanning a signature

    My company scans our signatures at 200 dpi into a .pcx file, and then places the file at the root of the user's home directory (H with the name of sign.pcx. Each user has a Microsoft Word macro (part of our default normal.dot) that inserts the H:sign.pcx file and sizes it to 2.0 in. by 0.5 in. This seems to work well for most applications.
    The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent the position or opinion of WCNOC.

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