Images display with turquoise background in Word

Subject: Images display with turquoise background in Word
From: Kelley <writinglists -at- inkworkswell -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2005 13:14:06 -0500


I've already tried the Word-PC list, no joy. Searching on Google is a nightmare of false positives.

Recently, after a reinstall of Word 98 (Win2K box), images always display with a light
turquoise (if you're a man, you call it green :) background.

The images don't _print_ with the background, just display that way. I couldn't find much in the Options settings. Publishing to PDF yields a document that's displaying a thick, dashed black line where there should be a thick, dashed royal blue line. Since what I'm after is a screenshot of the _design_, and specifically as it appears in Word, publishing to PDF isn't a solution! I ended working around that problem by recreating the design in InDesign, but that was a temp. workaround. The goal is to display this in Word for the screenshot.

Yes, yes, I know: use a graphics program to erase the background-impaired image and import a clean one. I'm looking to avoid the time wasting steps.

Does anyone know why images display this way and if I can change it? I may need more screenshots of a Word doc in the future and I'm pretty sure clients aren't going to appreciate the turquoise background on their logos! Plus, it's just durn annoying!



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