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Subject:Re: Help! From:Frank <frank -at- research -dot- canon -dot- com -dot- au> To:Barry Campbell <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:13:43 +1100
I know of a way to keep track of images used in Word 2003, but unless
the previous author of the document has done this, you are out of luck.
(You may want to use this, going forward.)
When choosing a picture from the Insert Picture dialog box, choose the
Link to File option that appears next to the insert button. This creates
a link to the original image, which can be very useful when you know the
image will change.
Manage those links on the Links dialog box (Edit menu, Links). You can
update links, change the image source, or break the link. As well as
tracking images, this dialog box also tracks cross-reference links
within the document. It's quite a handy tool.
Barry Campbell wrote:
> 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
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