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MS word - insert field - includepicture automatic update

Trying to add a .bmp to ms word, won't let me set it to automatic update, also tried inserting link, could select autoupdate, but wouldn't update, still had to manually update it. Picture is on another drive.

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Could be some Word bug. But which Word?

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We have MS Word 2.0 to 2007 to look over here.

Maybe WORDPIPE would be a better tool for this? (google.com)

Bob

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What do you mean ...

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with 'automatic update' of a hyperlink to a .bmp-file?

Kees

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automatically update a picture in MS word

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needs to be MS word, i'm needing to insert a picture, not a hyperlink. Basically, it's for a programmer i know, he needs to add a barcode.bmp to an ms word doc for mail merge, the barcode.bmp is changed with a program, so the document needs to automatically update the file. not sure with version they use, but probably the newest as it's for a company.

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If that barcode is different for each ...

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record of the mail-merge, I'm afraid the automatic update will not work and will never work.
You might be able, however, to use MS Access to print, if you've got the filename of that specific barcode for that specific record in a field for that record. See how they put pictures on the screen (and so on printed copy, I assume) in Northwind.

The better thing, maybe: use a barcode font to print the barcode. The digits go into Word from the source document, and the barcode comes out form Word into the printer, like any number in any font, it just looks a little bit different.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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