Xref Issues

Hi all
Can anyone guide me through the xref maze please?
A drawing has been received by email with an xref'd image attached.
Saving this to a network location, loses the image link (which is stored in temporary outlook folder for viewing direct from email). So it is possible to view the drawing with inserted image direct from the email, but as soon as it is saved out, the image connection is lost.
Then tried saving the image (which appears as a separate attachment within the email message) to the same folder as the drawing and re-attaching said image. Now I get an error saying that the image file is not a supported format! But it worked straight out of the email!
WTF is going on?
Can anyone explain the error of my ways or provide work-around please?
TIA
Phil
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You can't 'XREF' an IMAGE. You XREF drawings (dwg files).
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Do you use a "light" version of AutoCad? If so you cannot link an image. You can view a drawing with an image already linked.
AutoCAD 2005 If you have a full version link the image through the "Image Manager". Either type in "Image" to get the dialog box or from the menu choose "Insert" "Raster Image" to get the dialog box.
I would also be certain that your drawing file and the image are in the same directory before opening the drawing. This allows the program to link easily and not get all flustered. At least that's how I manage my files.
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"Janice G" wrote

Thanks Michael/Janice
The fact that the image file was displayed in the list of files when I typed XREF fooled me into thinking it was an XREF. Obviously the dialog presented for image and XREF control is the same.
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You sure it was the 'image file' and not a dwg containing an image file?
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"Michael Bulatovich" wrote

Sure I'm sure. This is Autocad 2008 BTW. Using the XREF command presents a dialog box which is predominantly a table titled Reference Files. The first item in the table is the drawing file itself with status Opened and type Current. The second item in the table is the Tiff image with status Loaded and type Tiff. Selecting either of these files displays file details, location etc in a lower pane.
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