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  • Question

  • By: Levi

    I see in the Help documention that when exporting html code for a picture it
    will automatically create slices? I don't see it affecting the final web
    site and is there a way to specify your own slices? Thanks.

    Monday, February 18, 2008 11:41 PM
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Answers

  • By: Annie

    Hi Levi,

    There is currently no way to specify your own slicing. I'm not sure what you
    mean by not 'affecting the final web site.' Could you be more specific?

    Thank you!

    --
    Annie
    Beta Coordinator
    a-annief(at)microsoft(dot)com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "Levi" <Levi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3AFE6D31-DDE8-4DF5-B744-9EAA10137113@microsoft.com...
    >I see in the Help documention that when exporting html code for a picture
    >it
    > will automatically create slices? I don't see it affecting the final web
    > site and is there a way to specify your own slices? Thanks.

    Monday, February 18, 2008 11:42 PM
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All replies

  • By: Annie

    Hi Levi,

    There is currently no way to specify your own slicing. I'm not sure what you
    mean by not 'affecting the final web site.' Could you be more specific?

    Thank you!

    --
    Annie
    Beta Coordinator
    a-annief(at)microsoft(dot)com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    "Levi" <Levi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3AFE6D31-DDE8-4DF5-B744-9EAA10137113@microsoft.com...
    >I see in the Help documention that when exporting html code for a picture
    >it
    > will automatically create slices? I don't see it affecting the final web
    > site and is there a way to specify your own slices? Thanks.

    Monday, February 18, 2008 11:42 PM
    Moderator
  • By: Levi

    Sorry I worded that badly. What I meant was that I exported a jpg to html
    that was basically a flattened image of a website page and it didn't create
    any slices. What is it that would make the program slice the image? Layers?
    Something else? Thanks for you fast reply that was great. Levi.

    "Annie" wrote:

    > Hi Levi,
    >
    > There is currently no way to specify your own slicing. I'm not sure what you
    > mean by not 'affecting the final web site.' Could you be more specific?
    >
    > Thank you!
    >
    > --
    > Annie
    > Beta Coordinator
    > a-annief(at)microsoft(dot)com
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    > "Levi" <Levi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3AFE6D31-DDE8-4DF5-B744-9EAA10137113@microsoft.com...
    > >I see in the Help documention that when exporting html code for a picture
    > >it
    > > will automatically create slices? I don't see it affecting the final web
    > > site and is there a way to specify your own slices? Thanks.
    >
    >
    >

    Monday, February 18, 2008 11:42 PM
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  • By: Annie

    Ok, I understand now. Thanks.

    Acrylic won't slice a flat image. What it does is to create bitmap versions
    of vector objects and then place these bitmaps inside a table in the
    exported html document. Let me give you an example.

    Let's say you created vector buttons for your web page and lined them up in
    the document frame (the black outline on the drawing area) just the way you
    wanted them to appear in your web page. These buttons can be rollover
    buttons of just plain buttons made up of vector objects and probably text
    objects. You might even want to create a header for your intended web page
    and put this where you want it to appear in your web page.

    When you'll all done creating the vector objects that you want to export you
    choose the html export menu item. Acrylic creates images from the vectors
    and lays them out in table format in the html document. There is, as you've
    probably discovered, a checkbox on one of the pages where you can tell
    Acrylic to launch your default html editor displaying your html export so
    you can do your editing.

    So, this is Acrylic's definition of slicing.

    --
    Annie
    Beta Coordinator
    a-annief(at)microsoft(dot)com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    "Levi" <Levi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ED529A55-B13F-4774-A072-CD1253669BD4@microsoft.com...
    > Sorry I worded that badly. What I meant was that I exported a jpg to html
    > that was basically a flattened image of a website page and it didn't
    > create
    > any slices. What is it that would make the program slice the image?
    > Layers?
    > Something else? Thanks for you fast reply that was great. Levi.
    >
    > "Annie" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Levi,
    >>
    >> There is currently no way to specify your own slicing. I'm not sure what
    >> you
    >> mean by not 'affecting the final web site.' Could you be more specific?
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Annie
    >> Beta Coordinator
    >> a-annief(at)microsoft(dot)com
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights.
    >> "Levi" <Levi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:3AFE6D31-DDE8-4DF5-B744-9EAA10137113@microsoft.com...
    >> >I see in the Help documention that when exporting html code for a
    >> >picture
    >> >it
    >> > will automatically create slices? I don't see it affecting the final
    >> > web
    >> > site and is there a way to specify your own slices? Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >>



    Monday, February 18, 2008 11:43 PM
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  • By: David Blatner

    Right; you only get automatic slices (in table format) when there are
    interactive elements (rollovers) in the file. Otherwise, Acrylic sees no
    reason to create slicing.
    --david blatner



    "Levi" <Levi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:ED529A55-B13F-4774-A072-CD1253669BD4@microsoft.com...
    > Sorry I worded that badly. What I meant was that I exported a jpg to html
    > that was basically a flattened image of a website page and it didn't
    > create
    > any slices. What is it that would make the program slice the image?
    > Layers?
    > Something else? Thanks for you fast reply that was great. Levi.
    >
    > "Annie" wrote:
    >
    >> Hi Levi,
    >>
    >> There is currently no way to specify your own slicing. I'm not sure what
    >> you
    >> mean by not 'affecting the final web site.' Could you be more specific?
    >>
    >> Thank you!
    >>
    >> --
    >> Annie
    >> Beta Coordinator
    >> a-annief(at)microsoft(dot)com
    >> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    >> rights.
    >> "Levi" <Levi@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:3AFE6D31-DDE8-4DF5-B744-9EAA10137113@microsoft.com...
    >> >I see in the Help documention that when exporting html code for a
    >> >picture
    >> >it
    >> > will automatically create slices? I don't see it affecting the final
    >> > web
    >> > site and is there a way to specify your own slices? Thanks.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    Monday, February 18, 2008 11:43 PM
    Moderator
  • By: oracle-consulting

    "Levi" wrote:

    > I see in the Help documention that when exporting html code for a picture it
    > will automatically create slices? I don't see it affecting the final web
    > site and is there a way to specify your own slices? Thanks.

    If we are talking about layers and HTML layers…. Yes please make that work
    and if we are talking about making clickable places in a image please make
    this work. This way you could design a part of a website in Acrylic and
    define Clickable Image Maps. The HTML code should be generated by Acrylic.

    <map name="map_name">
    <area shape="rect" coords=" etc etc etc
    </map>

    If we are talking about making Acrylic more website developer friendly there
    should be more options like this inside Acrylic. This should attract web
    designers. Also the option to define the size of image slide should be able
    to be defined by the user.

    When I was talking in a other post about defining a default template, you
    also should have the option to make your own HTML output template. In this
    you should be able to define the way the HTML is exported….. things that
    would become above and below the sliced image… the way the image is presented
    and maybe even a default link to a URL or a high-resolution version of the
    image. This should make the life of people working on online image galleries
    a lot more fun. Define a template, start creating and publish the work you
    like directly in the correct html setting onto the web….

    Publishing the work could be done by saving your work on your FTP location
    that you can map as a “drive” in windows.

    Regards,
    Johan.

    Monday, February 18, 2008 11:44 PM
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