[Xerte] Re: importing images - esp screenshots - and picture quality in Xerte
Alistair.McNaught at HEAcademy.ac.uk
Mon Nov 12 16:16:58 GMT 2012
The most reliable way of using images with text in them and keeping it clear this save it as a swf file. I tend to use open office Impress (free and runs from USB stick), set the page size to the rough size of the image - maybe 3 cm times 3 cm), then I insert the image into impress, file, export,swf and then load the SWF into Xerte instead of a JPEG etc.
It's a little bit of a fiddle but it's the best results I get by a long way, it costs nothing and once you done it once or twice it's only two-minute job if that.
From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Jon Andrews
Sent: 12 November 2012 15:15
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] importing images - esp screenshots - and picture quality in Xerte
Dear Xerte users,
I'm trying to develop Xerte training materials to replace powerpoint slides previously used. These included screenshots of literature searches using databases, catalogue searches etc.
* I use Jing for the screenshots.
* I've tried different file types - .GIF, .JPG, .PNG., .TIF.
* Microsoft Office Picture manager to try and edit or resize the picture before importing into Xerte.
Picture quality however is variable, or just poor, once imported: certainly if viewed in Full Screen.
Any hints or tips? Apologies if I've missed something obvious. Colleagues here have had similar problems with screenshot images.
Acting Subject Advisor for Civil Engineering and Materials and Metallurgy
University of Birmingham.
j.m.andrews at bham.ac.uk<mailto:j.m.andrews at bham.ac.uk>
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