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MRanda
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No Image File Background Option

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09-17-2009 06:15 AM

I have no image file option (grayed out --see attached image) in the 'Colors' tab of the 'Application Options'. I was wondering if this is another Windows 7 specific glitch or if there are others with this problem who are on supported operating systems. I'm creating videos for YouTube, and need to create my own background. Thanks :smileyhappy:

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Re: No Image File Background Option

09-17-2009 06:20 AM in reply to: MRanda
Where is has the "Gradient" drop down change that to "background image" then the folder next to the background image location should allow you to click on it and select an image.
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Re: No Image File Background Option

09-17-2009 08:29 AM in reply to: MRanda
Thank you very much mcgyvr! Tip for Windows 7 users:

In the 'Open' dialog, I had to start typing the name of the image to get a suggestion drop-down where I could select it. It does the same thing for any file outside of the project file during normal use.

Once selected, I hit the open button which placed the file name in the box, but that is as far as things go. You do not get the 'Apply' option--- it applies automatically. But you will not see the changes unless you have a file open. Without a file open, Inventor has a different background.

Also, the image backgrounds are not scaling correctly on my Acer H233H 23" widescreen monitors. Text at the bottom of the background images is chopped in half.

Thanks again mcgyvr
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