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Old 06-15-2005, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Pagemaker 7 Batch Insert Lots of Pics????

Okay, so thanks for all the help with the other thread. good stuff. Now I would like to take my images and insert them into a pagemaker document. I have about 700 images, I know how to do it the hard way. I just figured that there was a way to automate the process. Anything just so that I dont have to insert each image one at a time. Let me sum this up again.
Insert multiple images into a Pagemaker 7 document simultaneously.
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Old 06-16-2005, 11:36 AM   #2
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>>agentjk: Let me sum this up again. Insert multiple images into a Pagemaker 7 document simultaneously.


Hmmm...I've never tried this but...I wonder if Pagemaker's Picture Palette might help--see Window > Plug-in Palettes > Picture Palette...

You'd need to create your own picture palette by loading your images--I'd suggest you do it in batches...

Once loaded, you may be able to select mulitple images and have them loaded onto a page...

Hope this helps...

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With a Mac, you can drag multiple image files from a folder into an open PageMaker document to place them in bulk. You still have to size and arrange them manually, though. I don't know if this is possible with a Win machine.

There may be a way to script this, but my PageMaker scripting is a bit rusty, so I'll leave that to others to explain. Perhaps a query in the "Automating DTP" section would attract the attention of one of our scripting experts.

   
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[Dragging photos in]

Neet. Seems to work just fine here (Win2K, Pagemaker 7.whatever)

   
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>>jonathan: With a Mac, you can drag multiple image files from a folder into an open PageMaker document to place them in bulk.

Cool...I didn't know that...

Although there's a bit of set-up work in using the picture palette, it might be easier to drag from there...at least for me because I always use my apps full screen so dragging from a folder of images to PM would be a pita and the picture palette is open right within PM...

Mac people seem to use their monitor screens differently than pc users--or maybe it's just the way *I* use my monitor screen--with many apps opened not in full screen mode.

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With a Mac, you can drag multiple image files from a folder into an open PageMaker document to place them in bulk. You still have to size and arrange them manually, though. I don't know if this is possible with a Win machine.
Say! That works in InDesign, too! There once was an XTension that allowed that in QuarkXPress way back when, but I remember it being a bit buggy and after a couple of attempts at playing with it I went back to the regular way.

   
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Say! That works in InDesign, too!
I had wondered about that. Good to know.

   
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