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Converting inserted objects in a word document

I was recently sent a "letterhead" containing our club's logo as an attachment on a word document - and was requested to extract the logo into a format for use as a logo for a local magazine article.

However, I was unable to execute this function directly from the word document and so I resent it to myself as an embedded object in an e-mail. I then highlighted the actual logo and clicked the "save picture as" feature which gave me a choice of a bitmap or a gif. I "saved to" my documents but when I tried to open it in my documents it told me that it did not recognise the file and asked me to check on line or from another programme. Nothing on line helped.
Is there something wrong with my computer or is there another way to do this?
an anybody help, please?

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"a bitmap or a gif. I "saved to" my documents but when I tried to open it in my documents it told me that it did not recognise the file and asked me to check on line or from another programme. Nothing on line helped.
Is there something wrong with my computer or is there another way to do this?
an anybody help, please?"

Word can't open BMP or GIF files. However you can Insert Graphics into your document. Hope this helps.

Bob

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Sometimes, some programs, will save images with no extension. Even though you might have selected the "Save as" option to save it a bitmap or a gif, and the program should have put the expected .BMP or the .GIF on the end, it might not.

Sometimes that happens if you enter something more than just a filename in the field. Such as, if your enter somename.bit when you should have entered somename.bmp.
OR
if you enter in quote characters ("somename")

Either of those ways (and more) will get an image saved with either an incorrect extension, or a missing extension, and either case may cause difficulty when you later try to open the saved image file.

So ... what'cha gonna do?
I recommend IrfanView!! IrfanView can open nearly all common image formats (about 40, so far) WITH or WITHOUT extensions, correct or not. If the image does have a missing or incorrect extension you will get prompted by IrfanView to ask if you want the problem fixed, but you do not need to click the [Yes] to open the image.

I even use IrfanView to save images from webpages. I just right-click over some image (or use Alt-PrtScn), and select [Copy] then I open IrfanView and paste the image into it. Then I can save the image to any of a dozen-and-a-half different formats.
(Yes, there are some easier methods, and I do those as well. I generally do the easiest way for me at the time Happy ). Sometimes some webpages prevent, or try to prevent, a user from copying images. I usually find work-arounds, and IrfanView is very useful in those times.

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Many thanks. Am going to try that IrfanView programme in a minute but have done as you said, simply by "saving as" the file's name PLUS the extension of my preference, e.g wally.bit - all in the same box - not simply allowing the computer to add the extension automatically, even though it shows the extension in the box underneath. I realise that this is almost the converse of what you thought I was doing, but it works now.
Great, many thanks.
Trev AKA tln

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Many thanks. Actually another fellow - ChuckT put me on the right path. I do not know if you are able to access my reply to him so I have captioned it below since it is self-explanatory. Many thanks for your response. QUOTE "Am going to try that IrfanView programme in a minute but have done as you said, simply by "saving as" the file's name PLUS the extension of my preference, e.g wally.bit - all in the same box - not simply allowing the computer to add the extension automatically, even though it shows the extension in the box underneath. I realise that this is almost the converse of what you thought I was doing, but it works now." UNQUOTE
Great, many thanks.

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