Hello all - newbie FM user here - training on the job!
I've been given the task to update an existing user document. This document is a .pdf file and was created by saving from Framemaker (not sure what version of FM- perhaps 10). I have FM 188.8.131.529. Anyway, I open the FM book and one of the contained .fm files. I create a frame just at the end of a section in the .fm and it creates the frame on a new page. I then drag the .gif into the frame and adjust the size.
Then, I perform Update to the book and save as .pdf. When viewing the .pdf, all I see is a blue square where the .gif should be. I can save the image to Word and it looks fine.
Next, I drag the same .gif into another frame (another page), perform Update and save as .pdf. I can see the image this time.
I've also performed the opposite. Taken a .gif that displays correctly and moving to the frame/page I created and it will not show in the .pdf.
Did I do something wrong when creating this new frame/page I wonder?
Also, just to mention. Part of my troubleshooting also involved saving the .pdf as I've tried saving as High Quality - RBG and CMYK as well as Standard RGB and CMYK.
What do you know about the GIF? Animated GIFs, and GIFs with layered Image Blocks could be a problem.
You might save/export the GIF to a file, and import it.
In general, GIF (and any indexed color formats generally) is a suboptimal format for FM images. What is the GIF an image of? When I had to deal with legacy GIFs, I'd first convert them to bitmapped TIFF or contone EPS, then re-import, By Reference.
GIF was a great solution for dial-up. How many people do you know who even know what a dial tone is?