126.96.36.199 Using FrameMaker graphic export filters
Mif2Go can use FrameMaker graphic export
filters to produce graphics files from the contents of anchored frames
in your document. Converting graphics this way can take awhile, because
the FrameMaker filters are not known for speed. This is the only way
Mif2Go can export equations to external files.
This built-in conversion is provided as a convenience only; we do not
consider it to be acceptable for quality document production.
In this section:
when to use FrameMaker export filters
FrameMaker filter limitations
options for FrameMaker export filters
graphic output format and DPI
For a complete list of FrameMaker export filter
settings, see §29.2.5 Converting graphics with FrameMaker export filters.
188.8.131.52.1 Understanding when to use FrameMaker export
You might need to resort to FrameMaker export
filters for your graphics in the following situations, depending on the
type of output format:
(HTML, HTML-based Help, XHTML, XML).
Use FrameMaker graphic export filters for RTF
output if your document contains either of the following:
tables that are inside anchored frames.
or more referenced graphics for which both of the following are true:
- The graphics
are in formats other than:
("DIB" in the FrameMaker import dialog),
(most of which work; but see §184.108.40.206.2 Understanding
FrameMaker filter limitations), or
(which works only if Mif2Go can dig out the embedded WMF preview
image, no small feat).
- You have not
mapped the graphics to equivalent BMP or WMF files (created outside of
Mif2Go), yet you do not want them used in
their current format.
Use FrameMaker graphic export filters for HTML
output only if your document contains one or more referenced graphics
for which both of the following are true:
graphics are either (or both) of the following:
- in formats
other than JPEG, GIF, or PNG
- not alone
in their anchored frames (for example, they include FrameMaker drawing
elements such as arrows or callouts).
have not mapped the graphics to equivalent JPEG or GIF files (created
outside of Mif2Go), yet you do not want them used in
their current format.
220.127.116.11.2 Understanding FrameMaker filter limitations
FrameMaker export filters can respond poorly
to slightly corrupt imported graphics that FrameMaker itself tolerates.
The export filter might crash and cause a Mif2Go error; this is probably the case
if the FrameMaker status bar shows "Writing Graphics" at the time of
You might not
want to use FrameMaker graphics export filters in any of the following
need better resolution than screen, and your original imported graphics
have significantly better resolution.
FrameMaker export filters put out incorrect images (WMF), or images with
artifacts (BMP on Windows NT).
graphics are in EPS format; the FrameMaker filters use only the preview
image, and do a poor job with it.
shrinkwrapped graphics will be viewed on a colored background in the
output, and the white padding is undesirable.
18.104.22.168.3 Specifying options for FrameMaker export
To use FrameMaker graphic export filters, set
the following options in the RTF or HTML configuration file:
; UseGraphicPreviews = No (default)
; or Yes (use preview bitmaps for
; WriteAllGraphics = No (default)
; or Yes (write all anchored frames
as graphics files)
22.214.171.124.4 Specifying graphic output format and DPI
You can set the output format for graphics produced
with the FrameMaker export filters:
GraphicExportFormat = format
is one of the following:
BMP, TIFF, WMF, JPEG, PNG, EPS, PICT, CGM, GIF, IGES
The default format depends on the document output
You can set the DPI for the FrameMaker export
filter to use. However, specifying DPI does not change the resolution
of the image; all it does is scale the image to another size. Deviations from
96 DPI (especially small deviations) can make graphic text unreadable.
You might have to experiment with different DPI settings to get the best graphic quality:
; GraphicExportDPI = number (from 50 to 1200,
For HTML output, you can override the GraphicExportDPI
value with a different DPI value; see §22.9 Scaling
images for HTML.
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