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    Insert Object from File and Converting to Picture (Word XP)

    I have inserted a Word object into a Word document by going through the menu Insert > Object > Create from File (then I browsed to select the Word document to be inserted) and also selected "Display as Icon." So far, so good! Then I right clicked on the object and selected Picture Object > Convert and Activate As "Microsoft Word Picture." The problem I have encountered is that even when I try to change it back to a Microsoft Word document, it does not work, and every document I import in the future is automatically activated as a picture. It simply will not turn off in the Convert window. Could this be a bug? If not, how would I fix this problem?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Re: Insert Object from File and Converting to Picture (Word XP)

    I could reproduce your findings, it seems to be a bug to me. I can't find any mention of it in the Knowledge Base or the newsgroups, though...

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    Re: Insert Object from File and Converting to Picture (Word XP)

    Sometimes I wish I could leave well enough alone. I tested this in Word 2000 & get the same results, but even worse. I had a toolbar in which I had assigned hyperlinks to documents. From then on, whenever I clicked on a hyperlink, the document came in as an inserted picture. This meant that Word switched from normal view to print layout view & showed the Drawing toolbar each time I clicked my hyperlink to open my favorite documents. <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    The changes are NOT stored in normal.dot, nor in the DATA key in the registry. The only way I was able to correct this problem was to restore a previous version of the registry. So, this behavior is stored in the registry somewhere, but I don't know where.

    Hans, if you're reading this, you ought to check if the hyperlink behavior has changed on your Word 2002. I am tempted to cause the problem to reoccur with a utility to check the registry (but I want to make sure that I have a backup first).

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    Re: Insert Object from File and Converting to Picture (Word XP)

    Phil,

    This is totally bizarre, the hyperlink behavior changed in Word 2002 too! The setting is not stored in the HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOfficen.0Word key of the registry (n = 8, 9, 10 or 11 depending on Office version); I deleted it completely and hyperlinks still open as a picture. Running <font face="Georgia">Winword.exe /r</font face=georgia> didn't help either.

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    Re: Insert Object from File and Converting to Picture (Word XP)

    Well, that'll teach us to experiment. <img src=/S/flatcat.gif border=0 alt=flatcat width=61 height=21> The only way I was able to fix this is to boot to a DOS prompt & run scanreg /restore & pick the registry from the day before I made the change. Hope this works for you, too!

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    Re: Insert Object from File and Converting to Picture (Word XP)

    Unfortunately, I did this on my work PC. I don't have enough permissions to run scanreg there. And now, I'm not going to experiment with my home PC.

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