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Microsoft KB Archive/102109

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PUB2: OLE Object Appears Blank After Failed Update

PUB2: OLE Object Appears Blank After Failed Update

Q102109

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The information in this article applies to:

 - Microsoft Publisher for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a
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SYMPTOMS
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If an update of an embedded (OLE) object fails, Publisher may show a
blank frame where the object used to be. The object is still there,
but Publisher is not displaying it.

Publisher should display a message indicating that the object is still
there, even though it appears to be blank.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Publisher versions 2.0 and
2.0a. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in
the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

RESOLUTION
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To cause the object to display correctly again, follow these steps:

1. Save and close the publication.

2. Open the publication again.

3. Activate (double-click) the embedded object.

4. Exit from the OLE server.

The object should now display correctly.

MORE INFORMATION
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If an update of an embedded object fails, due to low memory or for any
other reason, Publisher abandons the edits you made and returns to the
previous version of the embedded object.

Additional query words: 2.00 mspub pub20 win31 disappear deleted
2.00a gone empty appear