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Microsoft KB Archive/173399

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Article ID: 173399

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q173399

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Word, an image may not be correctly displayed in a table in an HTML document if any of the following conditions is true.

Case 1: No Image Size Specified

The HTML code to insert the image into the table does not specify its size.

Case 2: Image Wider Than Preset Size of Table Column

The HTML code specifies the column size of the table, and you insert an image that is wider than the preset column size.

Case 3: Document Is in Online Layout View

In online layout view, Word may display extra space to the right of the image or truncate the image near the right column boundary of the table.

CAUSE

This problem only occurs when you insert images into a cell of a table.

Case 1: No Image Size Specified

When you do not specify the size of the image, Word does not know what size to make it; therefore, Word only shows a very small portion of the graphic.

Case 2: Image Wider Than Preset Size of Table Column

When you specify the width of a column and then insert a picture that is wider than the preset size, the picture does not fit and is not displayed properly.

Case 3: Document Is in Online Layout View

The default view for HTML documents in Word 97 is online layout view. Online layout view automatically sizes the column widths of tables to fill the screen horizontally. However, online layout view does not resize images. This behavior is by design, in order to prevent images from appearing distorted.

WORKAROUND

To have the graphic displayed correctly, use the appropriate method for your situation.

Case 1: No Image Size Specified

Save your HTML document, close it, and then reopen the document. When you reopen the document, Word automatically resizes the table cells based on their content.

NOTE: This method only works if the cell that contains the image has not been previously defined with a preset size.

Case 2: Image Wider Than Preset Size of Table Column

If you know the width of the image, follow these steps:

  1. Click in the table cell containing the image.
  2. On the Table menu, click Cell Properties.
  3. Change the Width to a size greater than or equal to the image width, and then click OK.

Case 3: Document Is in Online Layout View

To display the table with the defined column widths, change to page layout view. To do this, click Page Layout view on the View menu.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Word 2000.


REFERENCES

For additional information about the HTML converter, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

157086 WD97: Limitations of Converting from Word Format to HTML



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