Office & productivity software forum: pasting pics into Word don't always show images

by: Cycleman January 3, 2008 7:03 PM PST

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pasting pics into Word don't always show images

by Cycleman - 1/3/08 7:03 PM

I have the valid MS Office Word (2003). It is installed on my two computers (networked). Both machines are XP home, large HDs on each. Both are HPs. The older machine (pavilion 9870) has 784 RAM. The newer machine (pavilion a730n) has 1.5 Gb. No issues with either machine.

When using Word on the older machine, I can copy images (from file folders, the web, etc.) by the typical "right click to copy" then control-V to paste into the document. The images are always visible (unless the size is too large, but that's not the issue I'm going to describe).

With the newer machine, when I copy/paste in the same manner, the image is pasted, but often I don't see the image. Or, I might see part of the image (top half, or top third, or the middle).

When I "view, thumbnail" I can see the individual images, but the document still doesn't show the image at all, or only partially.

I've looked through all the "options" on both machines (inside Word) and I don't see any differences between the two.

If I resize the image, it will momentarily be viewable, but if I scroll down, the image will not be visible. What I do see, is the black outline of where the image is, with the grab handles.

If I "paste special" and insert the image as a true picture, it behaves similarly.

I'm not using any text, so it isn't a matter of hiding under text.

It's seemingly a matter of some "view." When I view documents like this, I typically use the "print layout view." I've tried all the others, to no avail.

If I place the document from the newer machine, on to the older machine, it shows up just fine.

I hope I've given sufficient information on the problem. Please let me know if I haven't.

Most of the file sizes are less than 100 Kb. But, I've been able to see larger files on the "older" machine, but they aren't visible on the newer machine.

Please let me know what I might check to correct this.

I did a search in this forum, but I didn't go real deep. I did see a thread on the use of OpenOffice, but I've not tried it yet, since I wanted to see what you might suggest for the Word application. MS help wasn't much help, either.

Thanks.

Al

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