Sometime around 9/4/08 (at 08:54 -0400) FreewayUser said:
There are a lot of workload benefits for the way I work too and may
I remind you that what works for one does not work for all, and i
find your response to be patronizing to be honest.
I didn’t mean it like that at all, and I apologise that my words came
across in this way.
You say that my freeway project could grow in size experientially ?
But I have to ask so what ?
This directly affects file saving times.
It also has implications if you want to keep multiple versions of
your site for backup purposes.
And - just as a technical rejoinder - if you want to have the option
of being able to return to your master graphic to make a change
you’ll need to save that to disk as well, in some form, so you are,
technically, saving more data.
The issue of losing track of files is a reasonable concern, but the
solution is basic file management, a common theme with most
(Freeway 5 can also ‘unlink’ an image if you do hit this problem, so
instead of relinking to the original you can just turn off the nag.)
As I said, I didn’t mean my comment to be patronising, and I don’t
mean this reply to be either. I just wanted to point out that your
approach isn’t necessarily ideal. I did say that I could see one
reason why you would work that way.
My points are ones that hold true with all desktop publishing
application use, not just Freeway. It has been possible to copy and
paste data directly into layout and drawing application documents
‘forever’. But when dealing with larger amounts of data than
MacPaint’s screen-res 1-bit graphics it was found to be less
efficient. This is why the placed, linked file approach was
developed. This is considered to be the professional approach to
placing images in layouts in DTP environments.
I hope this doesn’t come across badly too. I do feel strongly that
this is the preferred, ‘considered to be correct’, and demonstrably
most flexible way to deal with images in all professional layout
applications, not just in Freeway. I’m also at a conference and just
about to miss breakfast, so I’m rushing this a little. My apologies
for any further brusqueness…
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