RE: Baaad Hard Return

Subject: RE: Baaad Hard Return
From: Jean Hollis Weber <jean -at- jeanweber -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2002 13:57:39 +1000

I don't think using Word2000 will make any difference. I've just tried this with both 97 and 2000 and got the same results. When the "object" is a Word Drawing Object (or group of them), it does not behave the same as other (imported? linked? embedded?) objects like BMPs, JPGs, WMFs, etc.

Here is what I just tried, and it worked (but it's a bit tedious): copy the graphic and paste it into Windows Paint (which should be on all Windows machines). Immediately click Edit > Copy to and save as a BMP. Now you can import that BMP into Word using Insert > Picture > From File and it acts just like the jpegs and other pix you've used.

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At 04:24 PM 1/30/2002 -0800, Barnett, Eva wrote:


Thank you for the suggestion. I have tested the options you refer to, but the graphic does not seem to be behaving as you describe. Regardless of whether "anchored" is checked, the image will still spill off the page or into the footer. I am also unable to assign paragraph properties ("keep with next" would be handy!).

With the jpeg, I was able to assign the paragraph properties, and the edges of the image when I selected it looked different (black border with solid black squares for "handles", as opposed to no added border and white squares for "handles"). I am assuming that the black border images signifies "embedded". I can't get my Word graphics to look like that no matter how much I fiddle with the properties.

Again, thanks for the suggestion. Perhaps if we ever migrate to Office 2000, I'll be able to get the graphics to behave as you describe.


Justin Cascio wrote:
> one of the tabs lets you change the image so
> it's no longer
> anchored, ... Then the image would be inline with
> text, as your jpgs are.

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