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    linking emf document - not just the icon (2002.sp/2)

    Hi Everyone.

    I'm trying to link or embed emf files into my word doc. When I do INSERT-OBJECT-CREATE FROM FILE-and click the LINK TO FILE BOX-BROWSE-and select my emf file-click OK, only an icon shows up in my word document - not a graphic representation of the contents of the emf file. I can do this fine if it's an rft file so there's something strange going on with this particular format. I've downloaded about 5 different emf editors and associated the emf files with each but the same problem always happens.

    If I right click on the icon it put in as my linked object I get options about activating or editing the 'package'. I don't want this emf file to be a package, I just want to view it as a picuture in my word document and have it update when the original file is changed....I've also tried doing a paste special, selecting the 'paste link' box and then highlighting 'as file' but then the 'links' options in the edit menu is greyed out and it thinks it's just a picture.

    Can anyone help me? I'm starting to go crazy!!!

    Thanks.

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    Re: linking emf document - not just the icon (2002.sp/2)

    You are using the wrong menu item. Try using Insert > Picture > From File and let us know how you get on.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: linking emf document - not just the icon (2002.sp/2)

    Hi Andrew.

    I can insert a picture just fine...it's the linking part that I can't get to work. I know on other versions of word you can select a 'link' option somewhere if you follow this process but I can't find it on xp. Thanks.

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    Re: linking emf document - not just the icon (2002.sp/2)

    Select Insert | Picture | From File...
    If you look closely at the Insert button in the dialog, you will see that it has a dropdown arrow. Clicking this dropdown arrow will display the options:

    Insert
    Link to File
    Insert and Link

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    Re: linking emf document - not just the icon (2002.sp/2)

    Yes! Thanks so much!

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