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Problem with Word 2007 on XP(SP3)

by imberhorne / April 6, 2011 6:35 AM PDT

When I insert pictures into a Word 2007 document they do not appear on the printed page - there's a gap where the picutre should be.

I've looked at all the Word Options but can't seen anything that seems to be a fix for this problem.

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by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 6, 2011 7:26 PM PDT

- What kind of pictures (jpg, png, bmp?)
- How do you insert them?
- Do they appear on the screen when editing the document?
- Do they appear on Print Preview?
- If you select other output than your printer (like Microsofts xps viewer, or a pdf-file) do they appear there.

Note: to print to pdf download and install a program like cutepdf (it's free).


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Problem with Word 2007 and Inserted Pictures
by imberhorne / April 11, 2011 4:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Questions:

Hi Kees,

Sorry to have taken so long to get back to you. I need to rephrase my description of the problem as I had misunderstood what my daughter was trying to do. The problem relates only to printing Word 2007 documents containing Google images. They are visible in Normal view and Print Preview, but don't appear on the printed page. I saved it as an XPS doucment and when I opened it the image had disappeared. It was not there when I printed the XPS document.

There's no problem inserting a Google image in a Powerpoint document and printing it.


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Re: images
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 11, 2011 5:22 AM PDT

- Now what is so special about a Google image?
- How does she insert it? Does she happen to use the program from
- Do other images (say her favorite picture of you or of the cat or her boyfriend) print correctly?

The strange thing is that it appears in Print Preview on screen, but not on paper in the printer. Those should be related.


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Word 2007 Problem
by imberhorne / April 11, 2011 6:40 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: images

She right clicks, copies and pastes the image into an open Word 2007 document. The image is described as clipart. Copying and pasting photos from her own files into a word document presents no problem - it prints OK.

One confusing aspect of the Google clipart image is that if I try to save it from the Google page, it can only be saved as a .bmp, but when it is copied and pasted it becomes a .jpg but doesn't appear on the printed page. The .bmp wont print either, but it does in Powerpoint.

Does this help? I don't want to waste your time with this because there are other clipart sources that print OK in a Word document, so if you'd rather abandon this question, it wont be a problem for me.


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That save as a BMP sounds familiar.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 11, 2011 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Word 2007 Problem
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