Using images in Personal Book Builder

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Darrell G. Eson | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Oct 27 2020 3:59 PM

Hi all,

I previously (docx file format and images (Logos 8 Desktop...)) posted a question concerning using ".bmp" specific images in .docx (Word2010) and nothing substantial came of it.  Although Dave Hooton responded with help, but never got back to my question.

Because Logos is now 9, and assuming there was nothing done in the way how Personal Book Builder operates in the new version, I wanted to address the question from the standpoint of the new version of Logos and with updates as to what I have discovered since.

It seems there is a very deep "compatibility" issue buried in the code of Word2010 because when I first began trying to use images of resource book pages within the .docx (the "x" for 10 in Word) format (and are used in old resource books for sale in the Logos book store), I was confronted with "book building" errors; of which I posted the original question.

In the instructions of "book building" and images is this:

"You can paste images from Logos or .bmp (bitmap) format directly into your document. Others must be inserted from the hard drive and with Text Wrapping (on right click menu) set to In Line."

Since I used ".bmp" formatted images in the .docx file and had returned building errors I tested again using ".jpg" and ".png", but to no avail.  Although the errors are different between ".bmp" and both ".jpg and .png" the latter error log issued a remedy by quote:

"Document contains an unsupported VML image which will not appear in the final document. To use this embedded image, open the document in Word(2010), select “Save As...”, and deselect the “Maintain compatibility with previous versions of Word” option. Then rebuild the book."

I then opened the "save as..." option in Word, but couldn't locate the desired option switch for “Maintain compatibility with previous versions of Word”.  I searched for the reason why I couldn't find said option and found a barrage of forum diatribe (which is where I ascertained the embedded "code" compatibility in Word), but nothing in the way of answering my dilemma.

That leaves me here asking this question.

I greatly appreciate all the future input.

Darrell

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2020 5:09 PM

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2020 6:07 PM

Darell,

I tried to answer you a bit in your other thread: https://community.logos.com/forums/p/194696/1131701.aspx#1131701 

Basically I don't think the image and image format is an issue at all, but that your file consists only of images with zero text. The error message with the unsupported VML image is not breaking the build and can usually be ignored. I used the file you provided in the other thread and only put in some text and the build succeeded without any errors or warnings. I didn't tamper with any compatibility settings (FYI: using Word 2016 on Windows 10) and did not touch any graphic formatting for the picture.  

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 31 2020 6:45 PM

NB.Mick:

I used the file you provided in the other thread and only put in some text and the build succeeded without any errors or warnings.

Have confirmed NB.Mick's report.  Just added the words "report on".

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Darrell G. Eson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 11:55 AM

Thank you, NB.Mick and David Ames, for replying.  You both paid in writing more than I could ask for, and provided an avenue for my endeavors to continue.  Yes, all I did was insert an image with no text added.  You both tested and found this to be true, thanks again.

So, now my question is this: do you have any notions on how older books that are available in the book store have developed their digital renditions without text and font editing that is found in Personal Book Building?

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Darrell G. Eson | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 2 2020 11:56 AM

Thank you, David Ames, for replying.  You paid in writing more than I could ask for, and provided an avenue for my endeavors to continue.  Thanks agian.

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