Microsoft KB Archive/173275

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Article ID: 173275

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173275


When you open a Word 97 document that contains a graphic created in CorelDraw, the graphic may appear to be missing.


The graphic was created in CorelDraw 6.x and saved as an Enhanced Windows MetaFile (*.EMF).


To work around this behavior, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Use a CDR graphic

Save the file as a CDR graphic from CorelDraw, and then insert it into Microsoft Word.

Method 2: Copy and Paste

Use the Copy and Paste commands to move the graphic between CorelDraw and Microsoft Word.

Method 3: Save the Word document as RTF

Save the document as Rich Text Format (*.RTF) in Microsoft Word 97 after inserting an EMF graphic created in CorelDraw. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the Save As Type box, click to select "Rich Text Format (*.RTF)."
  3. Type a name for the document, and then click OK to save it.
  4. Close the document, and then re-open it.


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.


For additional information, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

157083 WD97: Graphics Filters Installed During Typical Setup

159282 OFF97: Shipped Graphics Filters and Their Limitations

158889 OFF97: Imported EMF Files Are Not Printed Correctly

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