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    Printing Graphics

    Is this a known bug? Some of my graphics wont print, primarily screen prints, the ones that don't print have text boxes over them, and other shapes/graphics... Why don't these images print? And what can I do about it?

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    Re: Printing Graphics

    You have text boxes over your graphics? I'm not sure I understand... is that how it looks when it's printed out, did you overlay a text box right on top of your whole graphic... or was it just a small text box floating over the graphic (as in a callout)

    If you overlayed the box over the whole graphic... my first question would be why... then second, have you made sure that the background color is set to none instead of white. Other than that I'd need more info.

    Also, and probably most important... what version of Word dear... <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Printing Graphics

    Word 97, SR2... I'm guilty... <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

    What I have is a nifty box I've made to draw attention to a specific button in my screenprint. So, I have the Screenprint, sent all the way to the back, a smaller graphic over that, a small text box over that, and an arrow running from the small graphic towards the 'highlighted' button on the main form. Make Sense? <img src=/S/dizzy.gif border=0 alt=dizzy width=15 height=15>

    When I print, I can see screenprints without this combination Graphic/Textbox/Arrow over them. But for those that do have this graphic over them, I see only the graphic/textbox/arrow combination, not the screenprint. It's driving me <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15> any ideas?
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    Re: Printing Graphics

    Attach an example of GIFMeister so we can work out what is happening.
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    Re: Printing Graphics

    I have solved a similar problem (same software setup) by clicking on the graphic to select it, right clicking, then Order...Bring in Front of Text. This places it in front of the text box when printing. Good luck. ...J.Till

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    Re: Printing Graphics

    JTill... wouldn't that then cover up the text box and arrow? From what I get from Drk, he needs to see that text box and arrow in order to point out a specific button on the screen shot (or whatever the graphic is). Unless, for some reason when printing that's a work around. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Drk... I had a similar problem with textboxes and the text itself... have you grouped the picture and arrow and box together? If so... ungroup them and then try to print again. I couldn't tell you what is happening... but that may be another work around... for now.
    hope that helps.

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    Re: Printing Graphics

    <img src=/S/scream.gif border=0 alt=scream width=15 height=15>

    Word has got to be one of the most <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> retarded programs ever made! (Afterall, it is a Microsoft Product... <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>)

    When composing my screenprints, I used Paint to modify them slightly. To take them from paint to word, I did a Cut/Paste operation. For some God only knows reason, Word decided that my screenprints should be grouped with Nothing. I removed the grouping, and viola!! they Print!

    A tip for others w/ this issue, if your graphics are displaying a bit "chunky" they may be grouped with 'nothing' as well, and unprintable. I think Paint creates a modification layer which is carried over when you cut/paste. This layer doesn't *really* exist, (That's right kids, Paint does NOT support layers...) It's simply a method it uses to retain modification information. MS Word 97 incorporates Paint in itself to allow for Bitmap modification, which means that bitmaps in word can retain this layer. By ungrouping the image, the layer is dropped, and life goes on.

    There aren't any adverse effects to this that i've seen. My bitmaps did not revert to thier original state, nor did they lose any information... It's just another thing us 'conformists' have to deal with...

    Thanks for all your help(s)!
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    Re: Printing Graphics

    I would be curious to know if they would print if "Background printing" was turned off in Tools/Options/Print.
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