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I can use the {bmc test.bmp} ok but if I paste the bitmap into the WORD document the Help compiler says that the file is corrupted and the image does not display in Help.
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by:P_S_Price
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HAve you tried opening it in Paintbrush or Some other graphic tool program and saving it in a different format?
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Greetings, danielscottjohnson,

First, check if your tag shouldn't be \{bmc test.bmp\}. This tag format is what my Helpwriter tells me to use. Second, to display the bmp in your helpfile, do not include it in the rtf. Just insert the tag, and leave the bmp out of the file, but in the same directory as the rtf. The helpfile compiler should automatically look for image files, should automatically select them from the folder (you might even have to tell the helpwriter where that folder is), and should automatically include the bmp in the helpfile. If your helpwriter is any good, you can even tell it how much compression you want for images.

In short: 1) check your tags
          2) don't include the image, just include the tag
          3) put the image in the same directory as the rtf.

Imagine!
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by:danielscottjohnson
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Yes, that is what I did and everything works great.  I used the {bmc, bml, ...bmp} tags. But, the Microsoft Help Workshop documentation states that bmp images can be pasted into the .rtf file.  Office 97 ODE.  Help Authors Guide (specifically adding a bitmap to a topic) says to simply paste or use the tags. Oh well, not a major one.
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