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    .gif problem (Word XP)

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    I have a student who is downloading .gif animations in the manner shown from http://www.animfactory.com. I showed her how to right-click on the animation, choose Save Picture As, download into her My Pictures folder, but when she does this, she only has .bmp extensions in the Save as type box. Can anyone tell me why she doesn't have .gif as a choice in the Save as type box? She goes through the steps perfectly in class, but at home she is running into this problem.
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    Re: .gif problem (Word XP)

    This is a bit of a stab in the dark, but does the student have MS Office installed on the home PC? I know that programs such as Windows Paint will only offer the .gif and .jpg options for saving files if Office is installed. Maybe this restriction translates across to Windows context menus too. I think there are downloadable graphics filter from MS that will alleviate the restriction. That said, I can't see what's to prevent her from downloading an animated .gif to a browser, right-clicking and saving from there.

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    Re: .gif problem (Word XP)

    She has Office XP Professional loaded onto her computer. Any other ideas? Anyone? I haven't seen this problem before, so am stumped.
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    Re: .gif problem (Word XP)

    Leif,

    Thankyou very much Leif...Greatly appreciated.

    Nannette
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