Re: Word and the amazing vanishing pictures...

Subject: Re: Word and the amazing vanishing pictures...
From: "Jane Bergen" <jane -dot- bergen -at- usa -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 09:18:50 -0600

This isn't an answer exactly, Rob, but I have experienced the same
thing with some legacy docs I inherited. The graphics were Visio
drawings. In some cases, I was able to cut the Visio drawings from the
Word doc, paste them into Visio, then save/export them as .gif or
.bmp, then copy-and-paste them back into Word. *Most of the time*
(loosely), this worked fairly well.

I'm not familiar with System Architect. Do you have access to that
program? If so, you might try the same tedious, frustrating process I
did of putting the graphics back into System Architect, then exporting
them as a different format. Not a perfect solution, but you gotta do
what you gotta do..... at least until something better comes along.

Someone explained to me that when you import or paste any graphic into
MS Word, then Word changes the format of that graphic. It was a long,
technical explanation that made sense if it's true, and it certainly
explains some of Word's quirky graphics-handling issues.

Jane Bergen

----- Original Message -----
From: <Robert -dot- Partridge -at- MONDEX -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2001 8:14 AM
Subject: Word and the amazing vanishing pictures...

> Hi all,
> I'm having major problems with a doc I've inherited. I need to
update this
> Word doc making minor corrections to the text. Having done so, I
saved the
> doc to a new filename and hoped that my work was done.
> Alas no. I was told that all the diagrams (which had been imported
> into Word from System Architect and were vector graphics) had been
> in size. They are all there, just shrunk to about an inch square.
> Consequently, the diagrams were useless.
> I did notice that I didn't have access the template on which the doc
> based, but having corrected that, I still get the same problem. Am I
> mad??? Can anyone think why pictures would change in this way upon
> the document?
> In desparation,
> Rob
> Robert Partridge
> Technical Author
> Tel: +44 (0)20 7557 5098
> Fax: +44 (0)20 7557 5298
> Email: robert -dot- partridge -at- mondex -dot- com

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