Creating, Editing and Using Graphics
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The main aim of our products is to produce graphics that can be inserted into other documents and platforms. Things like word-processors, presentation tools and websites. The problem with this is that it creates a separation between the graphic (the "picture") and the data that has been used to create the graphic, and might be needed later on to allow you to edit the graphic.
In the early days of Efofex products the main game in town was inserting graphics into Word documents on Windows computers and our products evolved to address this need. Luckily, Word for Windows has a technology designed specifically to allow you to include the data for the graphic inside the document itself. It is a very neat technology (officially called OLE) and is (mostly) very user friendly. Unfortunately, it does come with a number of major problems:
The new Efofex Cloud versions of our programs allow you to keep using the old OLE system if you wish, but introduces a totally new way of using the graphics products that is much more powerful and useful.
For those of you who have been using our "Connections" system on a Mac computer - it is much the same process, with all of the kinks and inconveniences worked out.
If you are using OLE, we STRONGLY recommend that you move over to using the Efofex Cloud system.
Efofex Cloud completely replaces the Connections system that we introduced with our Mac versions