Re: Help!

Subject: Re: Help!
From: "Barry Campbell" <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Nancy Allison" <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 17:02:27 -0500

Nancy, this is not a definitive answer, but a strong suspicion: No,
there is no way to reliably extract file names of graphics used in a
Word document. The basic reason is that Word doesn't seem to preserve
this information, even when a graphic is explicitly inserted as a file
(in Word 2003, Insert --> Picture --> from File.)

There are all kinds of ways to paste graphics into a Word file. In
about ten minutes of quick and dirty experimentation in Word 2003, I
cannot find any method of inserting a graphic in a Word document that
preserves a file name as a property that can be located through the

I'm not saying that there *isn't* a way, just that I haven't been able
to find one.

- bc

Barry Campbell -- <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com> -- <barry -at- campbell-online -dot- com>

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