Letterhead Graphics - Embedded? Linked? File Format? Vector?
Q: I need to create a new letterhead. It should show up on every correspondence and will be on top and on the left of the page. In the past I have place a graphic in the header (if I remember correctly), which was then saved with each letter - not a very wise use of bytes... How can this be done more elegantly and efficiently a) with a vector graphic (ideally one that I can create and recycle in Photoshop) b) linked or embedded ? Can the graphic not be stored with each file, but rather reside in a separate folder/ file, which my actual word 2002 file draws from? It all should end up as a standard template for letters. Having searched the online help, MS and the net, I have not gotten anywhere far, so any help is appreciated.
A: The way I handle this is to create a template with the graphic linked and not embedded. That way every document created from the template will also have a linked graphic. It does greatly reduce the file size. One caveat: in Word 2002 at least, you need to add the the graphic *before* you save the template to force Word to create an absolute path in the IncludePicture field. If you save the template first, Word will (or at least may) create a relative path, which works fine for the template but then is incorrect for the documents based on it. If there's a way around this (other than correcting the path afterward), I don't know what it is.
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