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    Changing the default Picture Editor (Word 2000)

    I learned from this forum that you can choose not to use Word's own picture editor by going to Tools>Options and changing the program to be used on the Edit tab. My problem is that I don't have Photo Editor installed, and no other image editing applications are available on the drop-down menu. Is it possible to add choices to the menu, such as Paint Shop Pro or even MS Picture It Express? My ultimate goal is to be able to rotate and/or flip JPEG images inserted into a Word document. I know I can accomplish the task by loading the image into PSP, for example, then rotating, copying and pasting back into Word, but I'd prefer to be able to the the PSP application as my default image editor within Word.

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

    Gini <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Changing the default Picture Editor (Word 2000)

    Your easiest option may simply to install PhotoEditor from the Office Installation setup as it does do the basic operations you require.

    Otherwise, you may get some ideas from these:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q211795>WD2000: Programs Missing from Default Picture Editor (Q211795)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q220334>WD2000: PhotoDraw 2000 Not Available As Word Picture Editor (Q220334)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q224770>WD2000: Picture Editor Change Appears to Be Ignored (Q224770)</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q212242>WD2000: Where Settings Are Stored in the Registry (Q212242)</A>

    IMPORTANT : These articles contain information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.

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    Re: Changing the default Picture Editor (Word 2000)

    Thanks for the prompt reply! I should have made it clear that I don't have PhotoEditor, as I have Word 2000 in connection with my OEM Works Suite. I appreciated the registry information from the MS kb, however. If Jasc can't assist me in adding Paint Shop Pro as a recognized editing program, I may try experimenting (cautiously) on my own.

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