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Problems with Embedding PowerPoint Graphics

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dangelow

I need help understanding what setting are needed to add graphics that fit with the theme. The challenge is with a Powerpoint graphic that is not sizing correctly, font's do not match, and odd lines showing - see http://www.businessfoundations.net.php5-17.websitetestlink.com/about-us I've saved the PPT as a GIF, TIF, JPEG, and none seem to work properly. Could you provide insight on how to save the graphic so it matches fonts, is the correct size and looks professional

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cmunns

The line that shows up is part of the image. I see the image does appear so I understand why you say it doesn't work. In PPT you need to make the font similar to the CSS for the site e.g. "Lucida Grande","Lucida Sans Unicode",Arial,Verdana,sans-serif As far as professional, I would try making the text in the blue images white and get rid of the effects so it's simple and readable. Does PPT have a save image feature? I'm not sure how to embed PPT graphics, but generally a more professional approach as well would be to use software more tailored to graphics.

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dangelow

OK, making progress - see the page now with two graphics, the updated you provided made the appearance much improved, thank you! The challenge that remains in getting the image cropped so the spacing is correct. This is a GIF and using the CROP function for images in WordPress seems to work - yet leaves a very large margin at the top of the image http://www.businessfoundations.net.php5-17.websitetestlink.com/about-us Thoughts on how to correct? PS - I can email the native file and GIF is this helps the troubleshooing

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dangelow

OK, making progress - see the page now with two graphics, the updated you provided made the appearance much improved, thank you! The challenge that remains in getting the image cropped so the spacing is correct. This is a GIF and using the CROP function for images in WordPress seems to work - yet leaves a very large margin at the top of the image http://www.businessfoundations.net.php5-17.websitetestlink.com/about-us Thoughts on how to correct? PS - I can email the native file and GIF is this helps the troubleshooing

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dangelow

OK, making progress - see the page now with two graphics, the updated you provided made the appearance much improved, thank you! The challenge that remains in getting the image cropped so the spacing is correct. This is a GIF and using the CROP function for images in WordPress seems to work - yet leaves a very large margin at the top of the image http://www.businessfoundations.net.php5-17.websitetestlink.com/about-us Thoughts on how to correct? PS - I can email the native file and GIF is this helps the troubleshooing

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dangelow

OK, making progress - see the page now with two graphics, the updated you provided made the appearance much improved, thank you! The challenge that remains in getting the image cropped so the spacing is correct. This is a GIF and using the CROP function for images in WordPress seems to work - yet leaves a very large margin at the top of the image http://www.businessfoundations.net.php5-17.websitetestlink.com/about-us Thoughts on how to correct? PS - I can email the native file and GIF is this helps the troubleshooing

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dangelow

OK, making progress - see the page now with two graphics, the updated you provided made the appearance much improved, thank you! The challenge that remains in getting the image cropped so the spacing is correct. This is a GIF and using the CROP function for images in WordPress seems to work - yet leaves a very large margin at the top of the image http://www.businessfoundations.net.php5-17.websitetestlink.com/about-us Thoughts on how to correct? PS - I can email the native file and GIF is this helps the troubleshooing

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dangelow

OK, making progress - see the page now with two graphics, the updated you provided made the appearance much improved, thank you! The challenge that remains in getting the image cropped so the spacing is correct. This is a GIF and using the CROP function for images in WordPress seems to work - yet leaves a very large margin at the top of the image http://www.businessfoundations.net.php5-17.websitetestlink.com/about-us Thoughts on how to correct? PS - I can email the native file and GIF is this helps the troubleshooing

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dangelow

OK, making progress - see the page now with two graphics, the updated you provided made the appearance much improved, thank you! The challenge that remains in getting the image cropped so the spacing is correct. This is a GIF and using the CROP function for images in WordPress seems to work - yet leaves a very large margin at the top of the image Thoughts on how to correct? PS - I can email the native file and GIF is this helps the troubleshooing

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Andrew

Hey, going back to the beginning, you might be best served to use Scribd.com or Slideshare.com to host and embed your documents in your site. I've done something similar with my resume here: http://www.apowers.com/resume.php Its super easy to maintain, update as you can do it through those websites! :)

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dangelow

Using Slideshare or SCRIBED change the look and feel of the site and would not align with the overall image to the marketplace. While these solutions are great for blog pages the appearance doesnt work for the core aspect of the site. Are there other editor tools besides PPT that would better integrate? The need is for a very simple graphic and that doesnt require specialized graphic tools purchases

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bryan-hadaway

Of course Photoshop is the program you really should be using, but it's quite expensive. So here's a free Photoshop alternative that I would recommend: http://www.gimp.org/ There will almost certainly be a learning curve, but PPT is the last program you would want to use for graphic editing and will never produce the professional quality you need. Thanks, Bryan

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dangelow

Hi all Thanks for the help and input, the solution was finally somewhat simple (hidden but simple). WP allows edit of graphics and there is a crop feature that resizes and scales to fit. Would agree that using a tool like GIMP or others would give crisper graphics - but that's a steep learning curve :) PPT give a lower quality rendition, yet graphics are much more powerful than pure text and worth the trade off

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bryan-hadaway

Good to hear you found an acceptable solution/fix. Thanks, Bryan

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