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PUB97: Publish as HTML Creates Multiple Copies of the Same Image

Article ID: 172010

Article Last Modified on 8/17/2005


  • Microsoft Publisher 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q172010


When you save a publication that contains multiple copies of the same graphic or object in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) format, a unique GIF image is saved for each copy of the object in your publication. There is presently no way to tell Publisher not to save multiple copies of the same image when you save page as HTML.


When Publisher 97 exports your page as an HTML file, each object is saved as a GIF image. If you have multiple copies of an image, such as a graphic that represents a bullet, then Publisher will save a unique GIF image for each copy of that graphic. Publisher does not detect whether an object has the same pixel pattern as any previously saved object. If Publisher were to compare the pixel patterns of each object being saved, there could be a significant slowdown of the conversion process while your Publication is being saved as HTML.


If your web page contains multiple copies of the same graphic, for example Img0.gif, Img1.gif, and Img2.gif, modify the HTML source code to point to a single copy of this graphic and discard the remaining image files. This may help speed up the time it takes to download your web page since only one copy of the graphic will need to be downloaded. To modify the HTML source code, use an HTML editor, such as Microsoft FrontPage, or use a text editor such as Notepad.

NOTE: You cannot use Microsoft Publisher to edit an HTML document. Microsoft Technical Support Engineers for Publisher cannot teach you to edit HTML documents.

Additional query words: save as export gif89 gif89a gif87 more than one pub97 pub4 pub4.0 several graphic elements

Keywords: kbprb kbhtml KB172010