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Microsoft KB Archive/102392

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Windows Loses GDI Resources with Micrografx 3.1 Object

ID: Q102392

3.10 3.11 | 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c
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The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.1, 3.11
  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c
  • Microsoft Publisher 2.0


Microsoft Windows version 3.1 may lose GDI resources when your Microsoft Word for Windows document contains an embedded object from any of the following Micrografx applications:

   Application                      .EXE File Date

   Designer 3.1 plus OLE            5/28/92

   Windows Draw 3.0 plus OLE        5/28/92

   Charisma 2.1                     7/23/92 

The loss of GDI resources occurs when you scroll through the document or switch to print preview. You cannot restore the lost resources by exiting Microsoft Word.


Micrografx, Inc., has confirmed this to be a problem with the above three products.


To correct this problem, obtain the GDIFIX.EXE patch from Micrografx Technical Support. This patch modifies the following Micrografx files:

   Filename         File Date

   MGXLIB.DLL       01/13/93
   MGXWMF.DRV       02/24/93
   MGXFNT.DLL       10/31/92 

For more information, or to obtain the GDIFIX.EXE patch, contact Micrografx Technical Support.

NOTE: You need a password to download the GDIFIX.EXE patch from the Micrografx bulletin board service (BBS). Contact Micrografx Technical Support to obtain the current password.


You can temporarily work around this problem by inserting Micrografx graphics using the Picture command on the Insert menu in Word. In many cases, this method prevents the GDI resources leak so that you can work in the file until you receive the GDIFIX.EXE patch. If this method doesn't work, delete the Micrografx objects from your document until you install the GDIFIX.EXE patch, then embed the objects again.

Support for Micrografx Designer is the sole responsibility of Micrografx, Inc. The products included here are manufactured by Micrografx, Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

Additional query words: 3.1 3.10 3.11 embed OLE memory loss Micrographics Micrografix noupd 2.00a 2.00a-cd 2.00b 2.00c w4wgraphics mspub

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Version : WINDOWS:2.0,2.0a,2.0a-CD,2.0b,2.0c,3.1,3.11
Platform : WINDOWS
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Last Reviewed: October 8, 1999
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