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  1. #1
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    Clipart (Word XP)

    Good day,

    I have a machine that is running Windows 2000 with Office XP with all the service packs installed. When I try to access clipart it does not show. All I get is the boxes with red ex's in them. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling, repairing, etc. to no avail.
    Has anyone had this problem before or know how I could fix it?
    Thank you in advance.

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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Re: Clipart (Word XP)

    Have you selected the checkbox Tools > Options > View > Picture Placeholders?
    Do other types of graphics display properly?
    Does clipart print, even though it doesn't display properly?


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    Re: Clipart (Word XP)

    Glenn, this was a something that used to occur quite often in Office 97 (98 too?) (Word 97 to be exact). It was an undocumented feature of Word <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16>. As it turned out it , if I recall correctly, when Word loaded a document, if it couldn't find enough memory, it simply dropped the graphics and put a red X in its place. I remember posts from people who had this happen in documents with hundreds of graphics. <img src=/S/bouncenburn.gif border=0 alt=bouncenburn width=31 height=31> I lost count of the number of times it happened to me or one of my colleagues. <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> I remember that installing more memory seemed to help (unfortunately not always). I do hope this problem has not reared its ugly head again. If so I will stick with Office 2K . <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

    If it is a different problem - <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/help.gif border=0 alt=help width=23 height=15>

    My questions to you would be - how big is the document and how much memory do you have on the machine you are using?

    Ron m <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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