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Microsoft KB Archive/108075

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Bitmap Image in Print Preview But Doesn't Print to Printer

Article ID: 108075

Article Last Modified on 8/15/2005


  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 4.0a
  • Microsoft Excel 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 3.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q108075


On a Microsoft Excel worksheet or chart, bitmap images such as drawing objects and pasted graphics appear in print preview but do not print to a pen-based plotter.


Pen-based plotter devices cannot print bitmap images.


Pen-based plotter devices are capable of printing Windows Metafile images. To insert a Windows Metafile picture in Microsoft Excel version 5.0, do the following:

  1. Select the worksheet or chart you want to insert the picture on.
  2. From the Insert menu, choose Picture, and from the File Name list, select a picture that is in the Windows Metafile format

(.WMF extension) and choose OK.

Additional query words: 4.00a

Keywords: KB108075