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HELP! Cannot remove image on this Postcard Template...

by arbela / March 11, 2007 11:08 AM PDT

Hi folks, I've been pulling my hair for the last 2 days on this issue.

This is a Postcard Quad Template, and I cannot delete the two elderly folks. I've tried everything imaginable...and there is no option to remove it whatsoever. I wish it was just a drag-n'-drop image, but it's not. I'd like to replace it with a different image.

Feel free to download it, and if you can come up with anything, that would be more than appreciated!

I have Office 2003, Win. XP. Also, how do you make this kind of template with the quad cells?

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 12, 2007 8:44 AM PDT

Why do you want to remove the images of the elderly people?

It seems to me that they are an essential part to this advert.

The template itself doesn't look too well designed to me. It is A3 size and has 4 images of an elderly couple that is supposed to be 4 duplicate adverts, but the advertising on one of them is missing, the first one in the top left corner.

The whole advert has been inserted into the word.doc as an image, and so the images of the elderly couple form part of the original image.

Frankly, I think you could do better. But what you could try to do is take a screen print of the document, paste that into an image editor like Paint, remove all the erroneous boundaries, and then erase the 4 elderly couples and substitute your own image. Save, then insert it into a new document.

Sorry, I don't think there's any other way.


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Why I want to replace image and how I finally figured it out
by arbela / March 13, 2007 12:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Why?

First of all, I never created the advertisement.

Secondly, you're seeing it wrong. All 4 spaces are filled correctly on my end, and the margins are perfect. This was a template designed by a professional, and I simply wanted to remove the elderly folks.

But it's all said and done. I discovered how to delete them. All I had to do was highlight with the curser starting from the top, and a strip of black appeared on the very top, and another strip of highlighted black appeard in the middle (on the top of the bottom 2 postcards). Then I hit "delete", and everything went away! All I ahd to do was repaste the text fields, and bingo!

Your asssuming my intentions for changing the elderly folk. I want to replace with with a BETTER image for the kind of business I'm doing. I'm selling a product called "VIBE" by Eniva that is not just for elderly folks, but all ages...hence the change in image.

Hope that makes sense.

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Yes it does make sense
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 13, 2007 9:29 PM PDT

Thanks for clarifying, and I'm glad you got it sorted.

I missed that, how to delete the images. I thought they had been integrated as a whole image, but I was wrong. Well done for seeing that.


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Removing image...
by Papa Echo / March 14, 2007 10:05 AM PDT

Well, congratulations on solving the problem! However, if you have to replace the text, it would have made not much difference to create a new document. As it was, I was trying to remove only the image but succeed in deleting the text as well. It seems that the text was inserted (note the text box)to an image, itself inserted, together with the white canvas unto a Word document; which explains why, in deleting the image, every thing got removed.

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