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Can't see graphics in Word 2003 Doc

by wenjotwo / November 5, 2004 1:33 AM PST

I'm stumped. Someone sent me a Word document created on a Mac OSx, (don't know which version of word). I have a PC with Windows XP Pro. I opened the document with my MS Word 2003. Everything looks fine except for the graphics, the square boxes are there with this text in the middle of each one: "Quicktime and a TIFF (LZW) decompressor needed to see picture."

I do have the latest version of Quicktime and everything I've found on the net that relates to this issue seems to be directed to people seeing this error message on a MAC, well, I'm NOT on a MAC.
Other instructions I've found say to open the graphic through Photoshop and change the extension to something else and reimport it into the document.

Fine, but I don't have Photoshop and don't have access to it either.

This is a work issue and I have to have this scientific text burned on to CDs and mailed all over the world, TODAY! HELP!!

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Re: Can't see graphics in Word 2003 Doc
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 5, 2004 3:32 AM PST

I don't have your document to troubleshoot, but if this was me, I'd right click copy the picture and see if I could paste it to IRFANVIEW (it's a freebie) to see if I could convert it to a supported graphics format.


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Contact the 'someone' ...
by Kees Bakker / November 5, 2004 4:24 AM PST

and ask if he can send the picture in a different format as a separate file. Then paste it into your copy of the document, if you can read it.

An alternative:
If he can make the document pdf in stead of doc, the whole world will be able to read it without any problems I'm aware of.

Hope this helps,


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