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: Ron Hearn <rhearn -at- central1 -dot- com>
To: "Green, Duane" <Duane -dot- Green -at- e-hps -dot- com>, An Tran <atran -at- bstonetech -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:43:03 -0800

Thanks everybody for their help. What we've discovered is that inserted images appear on the Mac, while linked ones, for whatever reason, do not. The issue is whether to change all the linked images to inserted one and the time it would take to complete that task.

Thanks again,
Ron


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Sent: Monday, December 17, 2012 1:59 PM
To: An Tran; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac

It could be a drive mapping conflict. For example, if I map a particular network drive as my "T:" drive and someone else maps it as their "L:" drive, it might cause issues when Word seeks out that referenced graphic file. Check to make sure.

Duane Green

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To: peter -at- galley -dot- ie; Ron Hearn; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac

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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Sent: Mon 12/17/2012 3:28 PM
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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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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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References:
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
RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac: From: An Tran
RE: Images in Word Doc Not Displayed When Viewed on a Mac: From: Green, Duane

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