1501 Views 12 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2007 11:05 PM by Peter Breis1
Go into Pages Help.
Go into 'Tables, charts, images and other objects.'
Click on Show Topics under 'Images and other objects'.
Click 'Adding an image to a document'.
This will tell you how to do it once you have downloaded images to your HD. Unfortunately, at the moment, drawing & spreadsheet abilities is not something iWork has. That's why I use NeoOffice.
Word's clipart, especially if it comes from the PC version, will be useless as it is in the wrong format, bmp files.
Tiff, jpg, png and pdf work well. There's plenty of this available on the net.
eps will import after a delay whilst it is converted into a pdf.
AppleWorks comes with a bundle of artwork but not much and it is all in pict which these days is history.
I understand, if you are not an artist, that clipart is important even though most of it is really awful.
I suggest for better quality, cheap material you look at http://www.istockphoto.com
bmp is the bitmap format.
I meant .wmf
Formats which I have tested and do not work are .svg files despite the shapes within Pages being a variant of the format.
Also .svgz doesn't import.
eps is a bit of a pain in the proverbial as the converted file is now not the same as the original.
Also the default .pdf format is not available via iPhoto, which won't open them.
So the only supported organiser/previewer of graphics doesn't work for the default OSX format.
Actually, most of the clippings available in AppleWorks 6 are EPS, but you do need to paste them into an AppleWorks document first. If you want to save any to use in Pages, rather than copying & pasting at the time you access them in AppleWorks, save them as floating objects in an AppleWorks 6 word processing document which will them be able to be opened by Pages.
I've never had a problem using PICT graphics in Pages.
Interesting. I was not aware of them being eps.
I couldn't open them with either Preview or Illustrator CS2, even with the file type changed.
Even Graphic Converter won't open them as a graphic file. I have however examined them directly and the header says they are PS files (epsf to be precise) created by Illustrator 3.2.
Whoever whipped these up for Apple did it very long ago or was too cheap to update their software.
I didn't say Pages would not open pict files, I just said this format has had its day, not that it ever was a very good vector graphics format.
PS Burrowed a little deeper. The files are from Illustrator 8 back saved as version 3.2. Created by Kate Wormington in 2000. Maybe we should email her at Apple, to offer us modern versions of the files to use with Pages?
I shall try to convert them to something more useful.
As far as I understand from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encapsulated_PostScript , an EPSF is a Mac version of EPS which may include a PICT preview. So what you see after the conversion may be the PICT preview rather than the original EPS. Perhaps.