RE: Word 2013 is Levitating Inline Graphics Created in Earlier Word Versions

Subject: RE: Word 2013 is Levitating Inline Graphics Created in Earlier Word Versions
From: "margaret Cekis" <margaret -dot- cekis -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "'Kevin Ryan'" <kevin -dot- ryan -at- systemsandsoftware -dot- net>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2016 22:30:46 -0400

Kevin Ryan has a problem with Word 2013 Levitating Inline Graphics Created
in Earlier Word Versions "some of our documents are available to our
customers as MS Word documents downloadable from our application.  While
updating our Word document set I'm noticing something odd coincident with my
recent upgrade from Word 2010 to Word 2013.  I occasionally use inline
graphics within sentences for images such as small buttons and arrows, and
when I'm editing my existing DOCX files these graphics are now often (though
not always) levitated completely above their intended line, obscuring the
mild-mannered, unoffending text on the line above. 

"The following things make the levitation go away:   1) Viewing in Read
mode. 2) Saving as DOC format.  3) Inserting the graphic file fresh.

"One internet advice source suggested I treat these graphics as if they were
fonts, lowering their position using Word's Font format tool.  But this
seems ludicrous as it fixes the elevated graphic in DOCX format only to make
it LOWERED too much in Read Mode and DOC format.  We actually distribute the
documents in DOC format, so that is good.  "
______________________
Kevin:
If you are only distributing them in DOC format, I'd make sure that they
look like they are in line with the text on the DOC version, using the font
placement tool to adjust them if necessary. In all Word versions before
2013, I had always treated the little inline icons or images as fonts, and
used the font placement to usually lower them 2 or 3 pts to center them on
the text line. If the text is less than a 14-pt font, those little graphics
are usually a couple of point larger than the text, and without centering
them on the text line, they affect the spacing or intrude into the previous
line.

You could probably give them a character style that automatically adjusts
their placement, and refine the character definitions in the two Word
versions differently to accommodate the placement difference, (I have no
idea why the spacing is different in Word 2013, except that Microsoft did
something with unintended consequences -again!.)
Margaret Cekis, Johns Creek GA

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