RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac

Subject: RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac
From: "An Tran" <atran -at- bstonetech -dot- com>
To: <peter -at- galley -dot- ie>, "Ron Hearn" <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:14:54 -0800

Even if the user has access to where the images are located, the file path of the reference needs to be the same for each user. Because it's a Mac, this is very unlikely (I don't know the nomenclature for OSX filepaths, but I can guarantee that it's different).

You are better off embedding the images into the Word Document so that it's self-referential. This increases the file size significantly, but makes the document tremendously more portable. Although, yes, if the user isn't actively making any edits or commenting on the document, a PDF is superior for file transfer.

Andy Tran
Associate Management Consultant
Blackstone Technology Group
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From: techwr-l-bounces+atran=bstonetech -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com on behalf of Peter Hirons
Sent: Mon 12/17/2012 3:28 PM
To: 'Ron Hearn'; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac



Sorry about the empty reply - fingers acting quicker than the brain!

If the person receiving the document is not going to edit it then you
should ALWAYS send it as a PDF.

Even between two PCs there can be sufficient differences in the Word
configurations to totally screw up any document.

Peter

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Ron Hearn
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 7:33 PM
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Subject: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac

I create my docs in Word 2010 on a PC. When someone using a Mac opens
one of my word files, the text is all there, but the images are blank.
The work-around for this is to send the Word file as a PDF as the images
are displayed when the PDF is opened on a Mac. Has anyone else
encountered this issue and have a solution other than the PDF one? It
seems to me to be some sort of incompatibility between Word documents
created on a PC and a Mac.

Cheers
Ron Hearn
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Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac: From: Ron Hearn
RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac: From: Peter Hirons

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