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    pasting/ inserting graphics in word (Office 2003-SK1)

    hi everyone;
    before going any further, let me clarify that this is a SELF-INFLICTED problem, i created myself.
    yesterday, i posted a help request for a problem i had, but before doing so i messed around with tool>options, add-ins and normal.dot.
    i (for sure), believe screwed something, because today i cannot insert pictures in my word document.
    no matter which approach i take (of the many which worked before):
    dragging and dropping from windows explorer into the document, or
    insert>picture>from file, or
    insert> picture>from clip art , or
    insert>object>acrobat document>as icon,
    no matter what, the result is always the same:
    a blank rectangle, that cannot eliminate by highlighting and pressing delete.
    have to right click & cut to remove.
    what makes it more puzzling, is that any (or all) of the pictures i want ot insert, will open perfectly in picture manager (where they were edited interms of brightness,
    etc.)
    to eliminate instances, i opened a copy of an old document with pictures inserted, removed the protection, copied a picture, and was able to inserted in a new
    document.
    aha! i said:
    the problem is with the pictures i'm trying to paste.
    got a very old picture and tried again: same result : empty rectangle.
    however, the copy of old document doesn't have in the captions "Figure #", but a strange writing i don't know what it means (i am attaching file)
    btw: the rest of report (i didn't want to include for confidentiality reasons), could only be cleared by highlighting and cut. delete keyboard doesn't work.
    so, tackling the brute force method, i uninstalled office 2003, and re-installed it all over again (w/ spk1).
    latest trial:
    same result.
    could someone help?
    thanks in advance

    daniel rozenberg

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    Re: pasting/ inserting graphics in word (Office 2003-SK1)

    I don't see an attachment?

    Anyway, first try the following:
    - Open the Display Properties control panel.
    - Activate the Settings tab.
    - Click Advanced.
    - Activate the Trouble shoot tab.
    - Drag the Hardware acceleration slider a notch or two to the left.
    - Click OK.
    - See if the problem has disappeared.
    - If not:
    - Restore the original setting of the Hardware acceleration slider.
    - Try Phil Rabichow's <!post=Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000),197827>Systematic Approach to Behavioral Problems in Word (97/2000)<!/post>

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    Re: pasting/ inserting graphics in word (Office 2003-SK1)

    Thanks Hans.
    I worked like a charm.
    As expected, I DID corrup the normal.dot file.

    Best regards, and thanks again.

    Daniel Rozenberg.

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