Importing a graphic into a custom library
You can create symbols using graphics files you import directly into a custom library. A quick way to import a graphics file is to drag and drop it onto the Symbols palette. You can also copy and paste a graphic into a custom library. In Windows, you can import GIF, JPEG, PICT, TIFF, PNG, Windows Bitmap (*.bmp) and Windows Metafile (*.wmf) files.
1.On the Utility menu, choose Edit Symbol Libraries.
2.On the right palette, select the custom library.
▪On the Category list, select the category that contains the library, then select the library.
▪Click to browse the libraries in the category.
3.Click Import Graphic.
4.Navigate to the folder containing the graphics file, select the file, then click Open.
5.Select Standard Symbol Size or Current Size, then click OK.
▪Select Standard Symbol Size to size the symbol equivalent to the other Inspiration symbols.
▪Select Current Size to retain the graphic's current size.
6.To create a name for the symbol, enter it in the box at the bottom of the right palette.
7.Repeat steps 3-6 until you are finished.
•If you do not select a custom library before importing a graphic, the symbol is installed in the last edited custom library.
•To drag and drop a graphic into a custom library, select the custom library on the Symbols palette. Open the folder or program containing the graphic. Arrange the program windows so that both the graphic and the Symbols palette are visible. Drag the graphic onto the Symbols palette.
•To copy and paste a graphic into a custom library, copy the graphic to the clipboard. On the Utility menu, choose Edit Symbol Libraries. On the Edit Symbol Libraries dialog, select the custom library, then click Paste Graphic.