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Microsoft KB Archive/170904

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Article ID: 170904

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q170904

SYMPTOMS

When you create a document in Microsoft Word 97 containing an inline picture inside of a text box, and then save the document in Word 6.0/95 format or Rich Text Format (RTF), the picture will become larger when you open the document in Microsoft Word 7.x.

CAUSE

When the document is opened in Microsoft Word 7.x, the picture is resized to take on the size of the text box.

RESOLUTION

To correct this problem, install Microsoft Word 97 Service Release 1 (SR- 1).

To work around this problem, use any of the following methods.

Method 1: Resize the Inline Picture

If you have already saved the document from Microsoft Word 97 in Word 6.0/95 or RTF format, you can manually resize the inline picture after you open it in Microsoft Word 7.x. To do this, you can do either of the following:

  • Move the mouse pointer over one of the sizing handles and either increase or decrease the size of the inline picture.


-or-

  • Follow these steps:
    1. Click the object to select it.
    2. On the Format menu, click Text Box.
    3. Click the Size tab and change the Height and Width to the correct settings.
    4. Click OK.

Method 2: Convert the Inline Picture to a Framed Object

If you have not yet saved the document from Microsoft Word 97 in Word 6.0/95 or RTF format, you can convert the inline picture to a framed object in Microsoft Word 97. To do this, use the following steps:

  1. Click the object to select it.
  2. On the Format menu, click Text Box.
  3. Click the Text Box tab and click the Convert to Frame button.

    You will receive the following information dialog box:

    When you convert this drawing object to a frame, some of the drawing object's formatting may be lost. Do you want to continue?

  4. Click OK.


STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Word 97 SR-1.

For additional information about SR-1, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172475 OFF97: How to Obtain and Install MS Office 97 SR-1


REFERENCES

For more information about converting floating objects to inline or framed objects, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

167738 WD97: Can't See or Manipulate Objects (and Other Odd Behavior)

167282 WD97: Equation Object Not Inserted at Insertion Point


For more information about converting floating objects to inline or framed objects, click the Office Assistant, type "inline and floating objects," click Search, and then click "Change an inline picture to a floating picture and vice-versa."

NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If Word Help is not installed on your computer, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

120802 Office: How to Add/Remove a Single Office Program or Component



Additional query words: sr1 release1 8.0 8.00

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