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Microsoft KB Archive/173111

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Article ID: 173111

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Photo Editor 3.01

This article was previously published under Q173111


When you look at the size of a picture size when opened in Microsoft Photo Editor and then look at the same picture in Microsoft Word, the sizes will be different.


This behavior occurs because Microsoft Windows 95 has a screen DPI (Dots per inch) of 96 pixels per inch. Windows retains the number of pixels high and pixels wide of the image rather its described height and width. Microsoft Photo Editor changes the size of the picture when you change the pixel depth but it does not change the number of pixels. Microsoft Word ignores the pixel depth and therefore assumes it is the fixed value as defined by the Windows.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


A computer program designed specifically for graphics or page layout will look at the size of the picture, will preserve the size, and then will save print information based on that size.

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