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    Drag and Drop mixup (2000)

    I have a new Word doc and a directory containing 6 gifs open. I select the gifs and drag them into the new Word doc. The gifs are inserted ,1 to a page. Ctrl, Shift F9 is pressed to convert all the gifs into pictures so that the following step will function. Resize macro is performed to re-size all the gifs at once. I suppose the true issue is that the gifs are inserted out of order, sort of willy, nilly, even though the original source files are numbered sequentially.

    Can anyone tell me how to avoid this "dance?" <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>

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    Re: Drag and Drop mixup (2000)

    This reminds me of a thread involving click-and-drag in Windows Explorer, and/or the DOS (or Command) copy command: Windows processes the files in a seemingly arbitrary order. That order may well be the order they were added to the folder, an order that may become scrambled by directory fragmentation. In short, drag and drop does not guarantee any particular order.

    Some options from past threads for other ways to get images into your document:
    <UL><LI><!post=Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000),213730>Re: Inserting and resizing multiple pictures(2000)<!/post> Complete add-in solution named "Chyrsalis Batch."

    <LI><!post=Re: Inserting Clipart Etc. (Word97(SR2)),81849>Re: Inserting Clipart Etc. (Word97(SR2))<!/post> Macro to read file names into a list and then insert them all into the document; lays out images in a table.

    <LI><!post=Re: Pictures with Captions (Word 97/SR2),73752>Re: Pictures with Captions (Word 97/SR2)<!/post> Macro to display Insert > Picture > From File... dialog repeatedly so that you can insert multiple images; macro adds a caption below each one.[/list]Hope this helps.

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    Re: Drag and Drop mixup (2000)

    Are the GIFs floating objects or are they placed Inline?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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