Microsoft Word With ECW v2.0 and URL Support Plug-in

Roam and zoom through Terabyte sized images in real time from directly within Word or other OLE aware applications, making it easy to include detailed image views inside your reports and studies.

ER Viewer allows you to integrate ECW compressed imagery in any OLE-aware application, including Microsoft Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

If you don't already have the plug-in installed on your computer, download it here and install.

Using ECW Images with MS Word

Video Tutorial: [ 841KB | 1:23min ] Tutorial will open in a new window

  1. Open Microsoft Word.
  2. Click on the 'Insert' pull-down menu and scroll down to 'Object.'
  3. On the 'Create New' tab on the Object dialog box, highlight the 'ECW File' type and press Ok.
  4. In the Open File or URL dialog box that appears, you can enter either an ecwp image URL or browse to an ECW file located on your computer
  5. Click OK and the image appears!
  6. Resize the image window by dragging the corners. Click outside the image and the resize will be applied.
  7. Double click on the image to activate the roam/zoom tools. Once you have zoomed to the desired area, click outside the image to return to the Word document.

Shortcut for inserting local ECW imagery into Word:

Open both your Word document and Windows Explorer. Search for the ECW imagery file you want. Click just once on the file name to highlight the file. Then simply drag and drop the file into the Word document.

Using ECW Images with MS PowerPoint

Video Tutorial: [ 935KB | 1:11min ] Tutorial will open in a new window

  1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint.
  2. Click on the 'Insert' pull-down menu and scroll down to 'Object.'
  3. On the 'Create New' radio button on the Object dialog box, highlight the 'ECW File' type and press Ok.
  4. In the Open File or URL dialog box that appears, you can enter either an ecwp image URL or browse to an ECW file located on your computer
  5. Click OK and the image appears!
  6. Resize the image window by dragging the corners. Click outside the image and the resize will be applied.
  7. Double click on the image to activate the roam/zoom tools. Once you have zoomed to the desired area, click outside the image to return to the PowerPoint document.