Microsoft KB Archive/168856

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Article ID: 168856

Article Last Modified on 1/19/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q168856


When you insert a background texture using a Web address to insert a custom picture that is not one of the included backgrounds, the path for that picture is not displayed correctly on the Texture tab.

When you insert a background graphic from a URL, for example, the path to the picture is displayed as //, leaving off both the "http:" and the .gif extension.


To insert a background texture:

  1. On the Format menu, point to Background, and then click Fill Effects.
  2. Click the Texture tab, and then click Other Texture.
  3. Click to select a new texture, and then click OK.
  4. Click OK to close the Fill Effects dialog box.

There is no way to change the path or to make it display correctly. This problem does not change the functionality of the background image. The preview and the background will display properly.


We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


When you insert a background picture from a Web site into your HTML document, Microsoft Word does not save the Web location (as displayed on the Texture tab) as the source of the picture. Word will copy the picture to your local drive and rename the picture to something similar to "Image37.gif." You can determine the name of the background picture by viewing the HTML Source of your document and by finding the "BACKGROUND = <file name>" statement.

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