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When I update the book, the first image in the book enlarges, no matter what image file I import.

Apr 9, 2013 1:16 PM

Tags: #graphics #update_book

I am using FM 9.0 with some legacy 2-year old files. They've all compiled fine for years, until now. 

 

Now, no matter what image file I use, or which file format the image is in, when I update the book, the very first image in the book automatically enlarges!

 

I've done the following, with no luck:

  • Deleted the anchored frame and re-created it.
  • Saved the image as a different file type.
  • Used an entirely different image.
  • Removed the entire page (the Update process then enlarge the NEXT image).
  • Created an entirely new chapter file and copied/pasted everything from the chapter into the new file.

 

The rest of the images in the book are fine, it's just that very first one that magically enlarges itself.

The image file is imported by reference, and I've tried jpg, png, and gif.

The anchored frame is set to 'below the current line.'

I can save the chapter file, close it, and re-open it to see the file scaled correctly. ONLY when I update the book does the problem occur.

 

Help! Any ideas?

 
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    Apr 9, 2013 1:33 PM   in reply to barbi_biss

    Sounds a bit wierd, and I haven't seen that behaviour before...

     

    Are all of your files open prior to regenerating the book?

     

    Do you see any messages in the FM Console window?

     

    Does this happen with any book file or just a specific one?

     

    Have you tried recreating the book file?

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 2:53 PM   in reply to barbi_biss

    Have you tried a book without folders? I'm thinking there may be some processing of the file as a cover page for the section.

     
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    Apr 9, 2013 4:40 PM   in reply to barbi_biss

    I'd like to see your book structure. Could you please do a screen capture of your book file in FM, highlight the file that has the image that gets enlarged and post it here using the "camera" insert image tool.

     
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    Apr 10, 2013 5:35 AM   in reply to barbi_biss

    Hack.

     

    Somewhere in Flow A prior to the first real image, import a 1-pixel white image (probably at the end of the first sentence, At Insertion Point).

     
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    Apr 10, 2013 11:56 AM   in reply to barbi_biss

    This might be an import filter problem.

     

    If so, it might be important, if you use the hack, to make sure the 1-px image is the same graphics file format as the first real image.

     
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    Apr 10, 2013 1:01 PM   in reply to barbi_biss

    Are the files that you're working with created in versions older than FM9? Some of the import filiters have changed over the years (but that still doesn'txplain why only the first graphic encountered is affected?).

     

    One way to test & see what FM's doing is to look at the MIF file entries for that specific graphic before and after a book update. You would need to save separate copies of the MIF and then using any text editor, look for the <ImportObject ... > section for the filename that gets resized. The MIF info fully describes what FM does and the filtering that is applied to the graphic.

     
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    Apr 12, 2013 8:21 AM   in reply to barbi_biss

    Has the size of the Anchored Frame containing the graphic also changed in this case? What is the actual size of the image at the 175dpi, i.e. does it match the "after" size for the bounding box?

     

    Which point version of FM9 are you using, i.e. are you fully patched? IIRC, there some scaling issues with PNG files (that had an odd-number of pixels?) in FM9.

     
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