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    Re: Where are my graphics??

    Sorry all for the false alarm. Turns out I had turned on the option to view picture placeholders (the option is in tools > options > view). I looked around in Word's help to find how I did it (what exactly did I press), but couldn't find it. Also, turning it off, it seems like this option controls the current document only, so how did I manage to turn it on for ALL documents?

    If anyone can elaborate, or give me a reference for further investigaton, I'd appreciate it! I didn't find anything on the MVP site, other than the genreal description of placeholders (if I only knew that's the word to look up in Word's help!)

    Thanks again,
    Halo B. <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Where are my graphics??

    Hi Halo B.

    I don't know what keys you might have pressed to turn on Picture Placeholders, I don't believe there is a built-in keyboard shortcut for this. Perhaps there is one in the add-in?

    But as for the option itself, it is a global option and not document specific. However it doesn't apply to those graphics in the drawing layer (floating).

    So if you were seeing picture placeholders on some documents and not others, I would say it was because the graphics you saw were floating rather than inline.
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    Where are my graphics??

    Hi loungers!
    I'm about to tear out hair here... I'm using DocToHelp to create online help. It's an add-on to Word. I'm sure I hit the wrong keys, and screwed up Word somehow.
    The problem: I don't see my graphics anymore. Instead, I see only a place holder with 6 black markers. The documents prints ok. The help even compiles ok.
    When I open an old document with graphics, I see the same. When I insert a new graphics, it's the same.
    The only odd thing I noticed is that when I select the graphic the icon "Disassemble picture" is enabled. Clicking it does nothing for my graphics (all are inserted as non-floating bitmaps). I don't recall ever seeing it enabled before. I tried inserting a clipart. First, it is marked with the 6 black markers. If I click the "Disassemble picture" I see it's particles and I can group them (regroup is unavailable), and then see the clipart. However, whatever I do I can't make my graphics show. I'm sure this is a display problem of Word. I looked through the options of DocTo Help and found nothing, but then again I didn't find any Word help for disassembling pictures either.

    Any ideas?

    Any help is much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Halo B.
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    Re: Where are my graphics??

    Hi BAM,

    Thanks for replying. The add-in can't deal with floating objects, so there are definately none in any of the documents. The clipart that I DID see probably did float onec I disassembeld it. I didn't check that, and you're probably right ont hat one (thanks for tip!).
    I have a feeling that the keys I hit are a microsoft' hidden feature, because I'm sure I didn't hit anything trivial. The add-in wouldn't have anything like that.
    Is it possible that because my documents are attached to a template other than normal that the place holder option was "reset" for each document that was open while I turned this option on? If I remember well proprietary templates take recedent over the normal.dot, so maybe the template "remembered" that this option was on?
    Thanks,
    Halo

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    Re: Where are my graphics??

    Hi Halo,

    The View/Options/Picture Placeholders is a global setting that is stored in the Registry rather than a template.

    See this article for more info:<A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/DataKeySettings.htm>http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customizatio...KeySettings.htm</A>
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