Administration of Form Graphics

Use

You use the administration of form graphics to import, administer, and transport graphics, and to display them (for example, company logos, material images) in a print preview.

You can either incorporate graphics statically in a form (for example, the company logo) or include them dynamically using an appropriate field (for example, material graphic showing the displayed material). For more information, see Printing Graphics.

To copy a form in the Form Painter, you can scan the relevant form as a graphic and insert it into the Form Painter as a background graphic (see also: Displaying a Background Picture for Copy Purposes).

Printing graphics reduces the printer performance, since it requires large amounts of data to be sent over the network. For this reason, always make sure that a graphic is really necessary, especially for performance-critical documents (see also: Importing Graphics).

Features

You can find any imported graphics in the navigation tree. Before Release 4.6, graphics were stored as standard texts. This is now obsolete. As of Release 4.6, graphics are stored on a document server (the BDS: Business Document Server). In addition to *.TIF graphics, you can now also import *.BMP files and use them in forms.

To display graphics in their original size, use the preview. You can transport graphics directly into other systems from the graphic administration.

Activities

To access the graphic administration, choose transaction SE78.

Before you can begin to execute any functions, select the desired node in the navigation tree (for example: Stored on document server, Graphics, BMAP Bitmap Image) and specify the name and the attributes of the corresponding graphic. To search for graphics, use the F4 help on the Name field.