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    Report to Word (2000 SP3)

    Have a large report on stock items which includes pictures/drawings of the stock (then a list of all the sizes below the picture). The drawings are in GIF format (and I have no control over their preparation, file format etc)
    When I output the report to Word, I lose the pictures - any idea why
    TIA
    Steve
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    Re: Report to Word (2000 SP3)

    The export to Word in .RTF format has always been a weak point of Access. Only text is exported, all graphics are lost. There is no good way to export a report to Word format.

    Alternatives are snapshot format (.SNP) and Adobe Acrobat format (.PDF). Both require a freely downloadable viewer (the first from Microsoft, the second from Adobe). Export to snapshot format is built into Access, creating .PDF files can be done using one of several applications, ranging from freeware to expensive. Search the Software Finds and Wants forum for "free PDF" or something like that if you want to find free .PDF creating software.

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    Re: Report to Word (2000 SP3)

    Thanks again Hans - I actually have (a legal and expensive) version of Adobe Writer and had found a work around using that. I really just assumed that I was holding my tongue wrong or something on the access export. At least I now know to spend my time on the PDF side rather than chasing my tail on the Access export side
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