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    Word Inline Graphics: Two types

    Hello World,

    When working with Word Inline Graphics the regular type is viewable in Normal view and the placeholders allow mostly for cropping and resizing.

    However, sometimes a Word inline graphic will have placeholders that enable rotating and the graphic is not viewable in Normal view.

    I can't work out why there are two types of Inline graphics, or how to determine which type will be inserted or pasted at any given time.

    Guidance and words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.

    TIA,

    David

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    You do not say which version of word you use. I have Office 22010. When I insert a picture or graphic into word, this is what I get for place holders:

    Small squares in corners - allows you to drag that corner vertically or horizontally or both.

    Small squares along sides (left/right/top/bottom) Drag that side in the direction you wish (either direction)

    Small square at top - Rotate picture

    Anywhere within body of picture to drag entire picture in any direction without changing size of picture.

    I am not sure if this is what you are asking, but this is the only view that comes up when I insert pics or graphics in word. Unsure if this is what you mean by word in-line graphics.

    AddPictur to word.jpg

    I also found this article from MS about In Line Graphics.
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    I'm not sure if you are seeing a mixture in your documents of these two types but if you are, perhaps it is because some of them are contained in a drawing canvas whereas others are not. If you have a file that demonstrates both, can you post it so we can examine it?

    I do know that there is a bug in Word 2010 that hides the graphics when in Draft (Normal) View if the file is saved in docx format but the graphics DO SHOW if you save the same document in doc format. I also believe this graphic format bug in docx goes further - my high-res bitmaps don't export to PDF at the high resolutions despite the export settings I choose unless the file is first saved to the old doc format.
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    Thanks for responding.

    I use Word 2007 and it currently appears to me as follows:

    When a file is in .doc format then the inline graphic placeholders and the options in the Format menu appear one way and when in .docx format they appear another way. In .doc the placeholders are "simpler" and there are fewer Format options. In docx format the graphic is not displayed in Normal view.

    See the attached image and this is the theory I'm going with until disproved.

    Best, DavidWord 2007 Inline graphics.jpg

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