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Using Graphics in WinFlash

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Graphics can be included in a study file in several ways:

1.Pasted or inserted into an .rtf support file with optional text added
2.Pasted from the clipboard into an Editor-generated associated file using the editor's Associated Files panel
3.As an existing graphic file linked to a Q or A using the editor's Associated Files panel
4.Specified to be associated with ALL Q's or A's that do not otherwise have their own graphic associated with them

The method used in the Bring On The Multimedia tutorial segment is the third in the above list and the Add an Intro and .RTF Support File tutorial segment illustrates the use of the first method.

We don't allow pasting of graphics directly into the .flu source file because this makes the operation of the program MUCH slower and can cause instability when the source file becomes very large after the inclusion of several graphics.

If you want to use graphics by pasting them into the program, we suggest using either methods 1. or 2. If you don't have other reasons for using the .rtf support file, method 2. is probably the best one to use:

With the editor open to the pair to which you wish to add the graphic, select the Associated Files panel. Place the graphic you wish to add on the clipboard and click the Paste from Clipboard button in the Associated Files for Question or Associated Files for Answer areas.

Note: You can adjust the resolution used to store the pasted graphic images.  This setting is at the bottom of the Associated Files panel and defaults to a setting of 75.  This is adequate for most uses, but you can lower the setting (and the resolution) if you wish to minimize the size of the associated files or raise the setting if you want higher resolution in your stored images at the expense of larger file sizes.  The range of allowable settings is 25 - 100.  Experiment a bit to see what value is best for your needs.

If you're planning to use already-existing graphics files you can use the fourth method. We suggest putting copies of the graphics files you're going to use in the source file's directory and using a separate directory for each source file.  This way you can simply copy the directory anytime you wish to move the project to a new machine. To link a graphic to the given Q or A just browse for the file in the appropriate  Associated Files for Question or Associated Files for Answer areas.

Lastly, if you'd just like to associate a graphic with each Q and/or A that doesn't have a specific graphic of its own, use Options|View's lower area to browse for or type in filenames for the graphic(s) to associate with these pairs.



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