Hello, we have recently upgraded to Frammaker 2017 from Framemaker 10. In Frame 10 you were able to drag and drop graphics directly from Adobe Bridge and have them "Import by Copy" into an anchored frame. With Frame 2017 the graphic only comes across as "Import by Reference".
Is there a setting that can be changed to have the graphic "Import by Copy" using the drag and drop method from Bridge?
When doing many graphics, it's a bit long winded going through the File-Import-Graphic and then select the file and remember to check the "Import by Copy" check box each time.
Not sure if there's a flag for that but Import by Copy isn't "best practices" these days as it bloats your files.
re: Not sure if there's a flag for that but Import by Copy isn't "best practices" these days as it bloats your files.
It's never been sound stewardship. In addition to bloat:
Any entity that generates illustrated documents needs to have a managed repository for imported objects, a policy for preferred graphics file formats, and specific guidelines for vector/raster, and compression by subject matter.
A policy of drag'n'drop, OLE or import-by-copy amounts to no policy.
I've been asking for that change for a few years now and am happy that it's finally happened. Just curious, Why do you prefer "Import by Copy?"
Thanks for the replies guys.
I do understand it's not best practices.
We are working towards having a CMS implemented.
As for now we need to continue with what we are doing.
So, I guess if there is no setting to make the drag and drop method go in as "Import by Copy", we'll just have to go the long way round via File-Import method.
When you say Import by Copy, do you mean Copy into Document, or Import by Reference?
Regardless, in Fm 2017 you have two new features:
we'll just have to go the long way round via File-Import method.
Do you use keyboard shortcuts? For File > Import > File just tap Esc f i f (if this is new, note that Esc key shortcuts use sequential keystrokes, not consecutive). And in 2017 you now have two options Esc f i f and Esc f i i because Import was added to the new Insert menu.
Maybe that will help a little.