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Hi,

Are there any chances to add a feature to resize big images proportionaly in Publisher during import to fit text frame? The same "problem" is with wider tables, but IMO it is much harder to make them fit.

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Would you like to give a bit more substance to what you have said?

For instance:
1. What do you mean by “resize proportionally”, given that not all images have the same proportions?
2. What do you mean by “big images”? How big and who chooses how big? Big in dimensions or file size?
3. Why do you “import to fit text frame”? How do text frames come into importing images?
4. Why mention “tables” for this? How do they fit in with what you have already said?

I just don’t understand what you are trying to do.
Try first explaining what the problem is and then, if necessary, suggesting a solution with step-by-step explanations.

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26 minutes ago, GarryP said:

1. What do you mean by “resize proportionally”, given that not all images have the same proportions?
2. What do you mean by “big images”? How big and who chooses how big? Big in dimensions or file size?
3. Why do you “import to fit text frame”? How do text frames come into importing images?
4. Why mention “tables” for this? How do they fit in with what you have already said?

This "problem" occurs when importing text files from text processors with embeded images. The authors always enter their text in A4 format and include the images into Word and resize them to fit the margins. Now, when they are impoerted in B5 or A5 format, images are wider or higner than the margins (text frame). The same problem is with the tables. They are also wider than the margins and they have to be resized, too. So, I would like images to be resized by size, not by changing their resolution.

1. Not to be distorted i.e. not to be resized by width or by height only.
2. Big in dimensions, if their width or height is bigger than the text frame wwidth or height.

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Ah, so you’re importing text which also includes images; that makes it clearer, thanks.
I’ve never needed to do this myself so I don’t know much about how it works but someone else probably will.

Have you thought about exporting the Word documents as PDFs and then placing those PDFs into your Publisher document?

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18 minutes ago, GarryP said:

Have you thought about exporting the Word documents as PDFs and then placing those PDFs into your Publisher document?

This is an extra step that I would use only in emergencies. It does not solve the "problem" either. I still have to resize images manually.

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2 hours ago, NNN said:

I still have to resize images manually.

I’m not sure what you mean.
If you export from Word as a PDF, and then place the PDF into your Publisher document, the images should resize proportionally with the text as the whole PDF document should be resized proportionally. Or am I missing something?

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11 minutes ago, GarryP said:

I’m not sure what you mean.
If you export from Word as a PDF, and then place the PDF into your Publisher document, the images should resize proportionally with the text as the whole PDF document should be resized proportionally. Or am I missing something?

If I export from Word A4 size to PDF it will be still A4 and the book is usually smaller like A5 or B5 size. So, nothing changes. The images (and the tables) have to be resized manually.

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Resizing down from A4 to B5 would be a problem but resizing down from A4 to A5 shouldn’t be, except for margin sizes etc., unless you are changing the document orientation.
I realise this isn’t ideal but I’m just trying to come up with ideas since I don’t think you will be able to do what you want as Publisher can’t handle relative positioning and sizing in the way I think you want.

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2 hours ago, GarryP said:

Resizing down from A4 to B5 would be a problem but resizing down from A4 to A5 shouldn’t be

No, it is not going to be a problem, because all three standards paper formats A, B, and C are DIN standards and the ratio of the page sides (hegiht : width) is always 1 : SQR(2).

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I just did a quick test, PDF will rescale text and Pictures quite fine. Proportions are preserved.

Try it. Place the A4 PDF into an A5 or B5 page and rescale. Alll is fine.

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1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

PDF will rescale text and Pictures quite fine.

Yes, I know it can rescale fine, but good it is if the picture is out of the margins (see atachment) even out of page (the three nodes on the gray background). What I want is Publisher to rescale the image to fit proportionaly inside the margins.

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