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    Master document not printing graphic files (Office 97)

    I have a master document that a number of different people have worked on. There are several subdocuments which are word documents containing a pasted Visio diagram. When you open the document and subs they view perfectly fine however when you try to print the document whether the entire documnet or just a page, the pages that should contain the diagrams are blank. Previously this did work as we have earlier printed versions of the document that contain these diagrams. None of the changes that have been made in the interim have applied to these documents. Can anyone suggest what the problem might be and how I can go about fixing it.

    Thanks for any suggestions or ideas.

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    Re: Master document not printing graphic files (Office 97)

    Hi Capri:

    First, master documents are a notoriously buggy feature of Word. Most experts agree that they should be avoided.

    Are these diagrams inline or "float over". If you select one, you will see either small black handles along the perimeter (inline) or small boxes (float over).

    Either change the diagrams to inline or go to Tools/Options/Print/Include with document & tick the "Drawing objects" box.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Master document not printing graphic files (Office 97)

    When graphics don't print the first thing to check is:
    Tools/Options and select Print tab
    'Draft output' should not be checked.
    'Drawing objects' should be checked.

    Good luck,
    Bob_D

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    Re: Master document not printing graphic files (Office 97)

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=http://addbalance.com/word/masterdocuments.htm> Using the Master Document Feature in Word</A> for information on major problems with the Master Document feature as well as some work-arounds. Unless you are already thoroughly aware of these problems, you should stop doing anything with any document with the Master Document feature (including closing a document you have open) until after you read this.
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
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