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Speed up working with documents that contain .eps graphics

Version: 3.x, 4.x, 5.x - Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, & Scientific Notebook

Working with documents that contain large, PC-produced .eps files can cause time-consuming delays when you initiate operations that involve scrolling, such as spell-checking. You may be able to work more quickly if you iconify the graphic so that it doesn't appear on the screen while you work on your document.

Follow these instructions to iconify all graphics as they are input:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose User Setup and then choose Graphics.

  2. In the Screen Attributes area, choose Iconify.

  3. Choose OK.

    All graphics input using the model settings will be iconified automatically.

Follow these instructions to iconify a single graphic:

  1. Select the graphic.

  2. From the Edit menu, choose Properties.

  3. In V4.0 or later:

    1. Choose the Layout tab.

    2. In the Screen Display Attributes section, choose Iconified.

    3. Choose OK.


    In V3.x:

    1. Choose the Frame tab.

    2. In the Display options section, choose options for Screen.

    3. In the Options section, choose Iconify.

    4. Choose OK.

If you still experience delays after you iconify the .eps graphic, consider substituting a small sample graphic as a placeholder. A good choice might be blank.wmf, which you can find in the pictures or graphics folder of your installation. You can create a caption for the sample graphic that indicates the name of the correct .eps file:

  1. Select the sample graphic.

  2. From the Edit menu, choose Properties.

  3. Choose the Labeling tab.

  4. In the Caption Text area, enter the name of the .eps graphic that will appear at this point in your document.

  5. Choose OK.

  6. When you're ready to print your document, insert the .eps graphics in the correct location.

Last revised 02/22/06

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