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Cameron Anderson
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« on: April 14, 2011, 08:01:45 PM »

Hey Dom and all those reading this as well, I was talking with Dave Macy about putting photos into documents.  Dave said there is HTML method to do this now and is it a possible upgrade at some point in the future for the program?
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 09:05:25 PM »

Cameron,
It's not that hard to insert any .jpg image/photo into a document.

Just cut and paste the entire address location of the image into where you want it.

For example: I just created the attached simple cover page with your logo, from your website.

I saved it to my desktop with the address: C:\Users\Sergio\Desktop\Integrity.jpg

and I inserted the following html code: <img align="center" src="C:\Users\Sergio\Desktop\Integrity.jpg">

To get to the html source code, hover your mouse just to the right of the font size box on your Document Edit page. You may already know this--but there you will discover a hidden button that toggles to the html code of the document.

I know it's a bit tricky now--but I'm sure Dominic will come up with the capability to add images to documnets, with an easier methodology, in the future.

Have fun.

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 10:18:58 PM »

Thanks Serge!   I'm pretty comfortable with basic HTML, so I'll play around with it a bit...     AFTER my taxes are done.  Undecided       Uncle Sam isn't as kind this year as he has been in the past.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 10:29:58 PM »

I also told you how to do it in the report body on the other thread Cameron but not sure if you saw it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2011, 10:47:32 PM »

I also told you how to do it in the report body on the other thread Cameron but not sure if you saw it.

I saw that Bob, it's a pretty ingenious way of getting a nice large photo into the report.  But I saw, in Dave Macy's sample, he had a photo inserted in the actual document file which he attached to the beginning of his section.  That was the trick I was trying to figure out.

I love figuring out or learning how to manipulate the features in HIP.  It always makes me remember the engineers in Apollo 13 trying to make a square CO2 filter fit into a round filter hole.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 10:51:07 PM »

I also told you how to do it in the report body on the other thread Cameron but not sure if you saw it.

I saw that Bob, it's a pretty ingenious way of getting a nice large photo into the report.  But I saw, in Dave Macy's sample, he had a photo inserted in the actual document file which he attached to the beginning of his section.  That was the trick I was trying to figure out.

I love figuring out or learning how to manipulate the features in HIP.  It always makes me remember the engineers in Apollo 13 trying to make a square CO2 filter fit into a round filter hole.  Smiley

Cameron once you get the first one make several copies so you can just switch the graphic.They must be the same size.
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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011, 05:00:41 PM »

What Serge listed is perfect. There's also a tutorial under Program Questions here. It's definitely not the easiest way to do things but I keep moving through other new features and have been avoiding the total overhaul of the document system that's needed. I've been waiting  for editor technology to catch up and make my job easier but it just really hasn't happened so I'll need to do it maually.
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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2011, 07:17:23 PM »

Perfect for you computer geeks.
My method of storing blanks or using a successful image insert in docs is much easier for us simple cavemen.
Simply keep copying the template doc and then replace the image with one you are using from files.

Why not just include doc image blanks Dom?
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 11:06:06 PM »

Dom, actually the HTML isn't all that difficult. I got my hands on a WYSIWYG editor a while back and it does the HTML for you.  Just a quick question, how much of the HTML code actually works in the doc window?  I was going to play around with it when I got chance, but if it doesn't really work I wont try.
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2011, 01:33:05 AM »

Quite a bit, tables, images, etc. CSS doesn't work well and a few other things get stripped by the HTML->PDF converter which is why I don't have everything open. I have to translate more html elements to add more functionality.
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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2011, 07:50:52 AM »

While we are talking photos, it would be really cool if we could embed photos in our templates so that they were there every time we used the template.  This would be especially greg for commonly used photos such as illustrations.  I know that this was touched upon in other posts.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2011, 01:08:13 PM »

Yup, on the to-do list.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2011, 07:08:07 PM »

Ok...This thread is pretty slick with the hidden HTML button. Being new to HIP, I went on the "hunt" today in order to figure out the best way to add images/photos into documents. ? Also, adding the addition line of code ....width="200" height="100" ....you can easily resize your image in document editor.
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« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2011, 02:19:20 PM »

Yup, works nicely but still too complicated in my opinion. I need to finish up 2 other issues before the doc editor becomes a huge focus.
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 03:06:52 PM »

Yes..works very nice! Grin


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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2011, 04:39:41 PM »

Sweet! Make sure you switch those to HIP variable names.
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