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    Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    I am using Word 2007 on Windows XP at a client of mine.

    Can anybody confirm that in Word 2007, the Toggling and Refreshing fields shortcuts for pictures (object is general?) do not work properly ...?

    When I insert a picture and I choose "Link to File" the picture is inserted, but I cannot use the usual controls that I use in Word 2003 to display, toggle, and refresh the fields.
    When I right-click, I do not see the Toggle Field Codes command. When I hit SHFT+F9, nothing happens.

    When I use these commands on other Word elements (apart from images) all seem to work okay.

    I have checked the above on one other guy's PC, and the same happens.

    Another peculiar thing: I sent this doc out to a guy, and he found that some of the pics were missing. I presume this was coz those pics were linked and not embedded, and so the other guy did not have the pics directory. But when I tried this out on my PC, i.e., I simply renamed the folder containing the images, and that should have been enough to make my links lose the target files and so not display the images, I found that ... no problem, the images are still there.

    A thought: a simple reason why the fields command don't work is that maybe there is a bug in Word that causes all images to be embedded (without linking), regardless of what you ask for.

    I have checked the keyboard shortcuts that they are all set up the way they are supposed to be.


    Btw, in Word 2007, how do I get to see
    (i) the CustomProperties window
    (ii) the About box, which tells me which version/SP I am using.



    Tnx

    - avi

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    Properties:
    - Click the Microsoft Office button.
    - Select Prepare.
    - Select Properties.
    - Click Advanced Properties.

    Version:
    - Click the Microsoft Office button.
    - Select Word Options.
    - Click Resources.
    - The About section is at the bottom of the dialog.

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    >> the CustomProperties window

    Word tells me "The Document Information Panel" was unable to load.
    And on a previous attempt, it display me an error box, but no more.

    This is quite a surprise...

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    And the main thing: why can't I toggle the images with their INSERTPICTURE fields?

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    MVP Herb Tyson ended up creating a new user profile (in Windows) to get rid of this error: see document information panel was unable to load.

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    I can't help you with that, I don't have Word 2007. I do know that Office 2007 has a new graphics engine but I don't know how that affects linked pictures.

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    I meant the INCLUDEPICTURE field, of course ...

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    Do the keyboard shortcuts still work?

    Alt+F9 to toggle the display of field codes (all field codes, including INCLUDEPICTURE)
    Shift+F9 to toggle the display of the field code at the cursor or in the selection
    Ctrl+Shift+F9 to unlink the field code and convert it to its results

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    Re: Word 2007: Toggling and Refreshing fields

    Hi amakeler,

    Word 2007 has apparently implemented a new way of linking to other files. You can access the INCLUDEPICTURE field by saving the document in doc (97-2003) format.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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