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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Be careful with embedding images in RTF. I haven't seen this reviewer's Java code, nor have I looked at your extensions to RTF::Writer. I came across this problem at work recently, and I hacked up a way to convert image inclusions into embedded images. I started by reverse engineering how MSWord 2000 emits RTF w/images, and correlated that with the RTF spec. It worked fine enough with Word 2000, but I got some complaints with Word 2003 not displaying images properly. And RTF is so loathsome that fixing
    • Nevertheless, the passage in the RTF Pocket Guide about images did set off some sirens. It was a lot more handwavy than the rest of the book.

      Yup, because that was a case where I just couldn't do what I did in the rest of the book: find a simple answer for the problem. I actually started reverse-engineering how MSWord saves things and it was just getting crazily complex, and definitely outside what could be covered in a pocket guide. Thank God for the pngblib/jpegblib stuff, which I'm now also going to p