If you want to enhance the way that
a form looks, consider adding images to the form. You use image
objects to contain images such as logos, icons, graphics, and photographs.
An image object provides a graphic element that users cannot edit. Image
objects support these file formats:
- Windows Bitmap (BMP)
- Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
- Joint Photographic Experts Group variations (JPG)
- Designer supports JPG images that include digital camera
Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) data.
- Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
- Although Designer supports GIF images, animated GIF files
are not supported. Designer also supports transparency within GIF
files to allow for overlaying images on forms.
- Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
- Designer supports one transparency color within PNG files
to allow for overlaying images on forms.
- Tagged Image File (TIF)
- Designer supports Monochrome (1 color component 1-bit depth),
Greyscale (1 color component 8-bit depth), RGB (3 color components
8-bit depth), and Palette (1 color component 1,2,4,8-bit depths)
The image to insert can be specified by either
a file name or a Uniform Resource Locator (URL). By default, the
image is linked, which means that it is stored separately from the
form and displayed whenever the form is opened. You can also embed
the image in the form.
Important: Linking to an
image is not a secure way to protect sensitive business data. If
the image is considered sensitive, you should embed it in the form.
Also, you can use a secure HTTPS connection in conjunction with
a URL. However, HTTPS protects the transmission of the image data
only while the data is being transmitted; it does not protect access
to the image (that is, no authentication is performed).
you add an image object to the form design, you can manipulate the object’s
properties in the Object palette. You can choose whether to define
To specify the image to link
In the Object palette, use one of these methods:
If you know the location of the image file, in the URL box,
type the URL to the image file and press Enter.
To browse for the location of the image file, click the Browse
button to the
right of the URL box, navigate to the image file that you want to
insert and click Open.
Note: To use
relative path names for retrieving linked images when the form is
opened, the image files must be stored in a folder that is accessible
to users. If Forms is available, the path must be relative to Forms.
To embed an image into a form
In the Object palette, select Embed
Note: When you embed an image in the
form, a copy of the image information is stored in the form.
To size the image
the Object palette, click the Field tab.
In the Sizing list, select one of these options to determine
what happens when the image is loaded:
To resize the
image in the object, ensure that the aspect ratio of the image is
preserved and select Scale Image Proportionally.
To resize the image to match the dimensions of the object,
select Scale Image to Fit Rectangle. The aspect ratio of the image
is not preserved.
To preserve the actual size of the image, select Use Original
Size. The image is not resized.