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Microsoft KB Archive/173854

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Article ID: 173854

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q173854

SYMPTOMS

In Microsoft Word, when you save a document as Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), if the document contains images inserted in an Image Submit Form Field ActiveX control, you cannot view the images in a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

This problem occurs with images in the following formats:

  • Windows Metafile (WMF)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)


CAUSE

When you save the document, Word does not convert WMF and PNG images to Graphics Interchange Format (GIF); however, your Web browser cannot display WMF or PNG images.

WORKAROUND

To use a WMF or PNG image file in an Image Submit Form Field control, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Save the Image in the Body of an HTML Document

  1. After you insert the WMF or PNG image into your Word document, convert the Word document to HTML format by following these steps:

    1. Click Save on the File menu.
    2. In the Save As Type list, click to select HTML Document.
    3. Click Save.
    NOTE: Word coverts the WMF or PNG to GIF images. As Word converts these images, it assigns a file name such as Image1.gif, Image2.gif, Image3.gif, and so on. Word saves these files in the same directory as your HTML document.
  2. If you want to rename the Image<X>.gif files, follow these steps:
    1. Click Open on the File menu, and click All Files(*.*) in the Files Of Type list.
    2. Use the right mouse button to click (right-click) the Image<X>.gif file, and then click Rename on the shortcut menu.
    3. Type a new name for the file and then press ENTER.
  3. When you insert the image into the Image Submit Form Field control, use the file from step 2.

Method 2: Use a Graphics Program to Convert the Graphic Format to GIF

Use a graphics program to export the WMF or PNG images to the GIF or JPEG (JPG) image format, and then insert the GIF or JPEG image into the Image Submit Form Field control.

To convert the image, you can use the Microsoft Paint program that comes with Microsoft Windows, and the Microsoft Photo Editor program that comes with Microsoft Office 97.

Use the appropriate method for your situation.

WMF Image:

To convert a WMF image using Microsoft Paint and Microsoft Photo Editor, follow these steps:

  1. In Word 97, click to select the WMF graphic, and then click Copy on the Edit menu.
  2. Save the image as a bitmap in Microsoft Paint. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Paint.
    2. In Microsoft Paint, click Paste on the Edit menu. Click Yes if you receive the following prompt:

      The image in the clipboard is larger than this bitmap. Would you like the bitmap enlarged?

    3. On the File menu, click Save.
    4. In the Save As dialog box, navigate to the folder that contains your HTML document, type a file name, and then click Save to save the file as a bitmap.
    5. Quit Microsoft Paint by clicking Exit on the File menu.
  3. Start Microsoft Photo Editor. To do this, click Start, point to Programs, and then click Microsoft Photo Editor.
  4. In Microsoft Photo Editor, click Open on the File menu, and then open the bitmap file you created in step 2.
  5. Click Save As on the File menu. In the Save As Type list, click to select GIF, type a file name, and then click Save.
  6. On the File menu, click Exit, and then switch to Microsoft Word.

When you insert the graphic into the Image Submit Form Field Control, use the file you created in step 5.

PNG Image:

To convert a PNG image using Microsoft Photo Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Start Microsoft Photo Editor. To do this, click Start, point to Programs, and then click Microsoft Photo Editor.
  2. In Microsoft Photo Editor, click Open on the File menu, and then open the PNG file.
  3. On the File menu, click Save As. In the Save As Type list, click to select GIF, type a file name, and then Click Save.
  4. On the File menu, click Exit, and then switch to Microsoft Word.

When you insert the graphic into the Image Submit Form Field Control, use the file you created in step 3.

STATUS

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.

MORE INFORMATION

Forms on Web Pages

When authoring a Web page, you can use ActiveX controls to create forms for collecting or providing dynamic data. The controls are standard form elements used on the World Wide Web.

Because forms require additional support files and therefore additional server support, you should consult your network or Web administrator when designing the form.

Every form must have one Submit or Image Submit button.

Image Submit:

This control provides a Picture dialog box that allows you to select the image you want. When you copy the Web page to the server, you must also copy the button image.

Submit:

This control submits the data that the user types into other form elements.

For more information about the Web page form elements that are installed with Word, click the Office Assistant, type "image submit control," click Search, and then click the "Form elements you can use on a Web page" topic.

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


Graphic Filters

This section further describes the types of graphic filters mentioned in this article. Graphic filters allow you to use graphics formats in various ways within Word.

Windows Metafile (WMF):

The Windows Metafile graphics filter (Wmfimp32.flt) supports the Windows Metafile format. You must have the Windows Metafile filter to insert a WMF file into a Word document as a Microsoft Clip Gallery object. However, you don't need the filter to insert a WMF file directly into a Word document.

Portable Network Graphics (PNG):

The Portable Network Graphics filter (Png32.flt) supports the Portable Network Graphics tenth specification (version 1.0). You must have the filter to insert a PNG file into a Word document as a Microsoft Clip Gallery object or a Photo Editor object. However, you don't need the filter to insert a PNG file directly into a Word document. You must also have the PNG filter to import GIF files into Word.

Graphics Interchange Format (GIF):

The Graphics Interchange Format filter (Gifimp32.flt) supports file format versions GIF87a (including interlacing) and GIF89a (including interlacing and transparency). The GIF filter works with the Portable Network Graphics filter to import GIF files into Word. The HTML converter also uses the GIF filter to export pictures in a Word document to GIF images in an HTML page.

NOTE: A limitation of the GIF filter is that it only imports the first image of a multi-image GIF file.

JPEG File Interchange Format file (JPG):

The JPEG graphics filter (Jpegim32.flt) supports Version 6.0 of the JPEG File Interchange Format (JFIF). You must have the JPEG filter to insert a JPEG file into a Word document as a Microsoft Clip Gallery object or a Photo Editor object. However you don't need the JPEG filter to insert a JPEG file directly into a Word document.

The JPEG filter has the following limitations:

  • The filter does not support JPEG Tagged Interchange Format (JTIF) files.
  • The filter does not support cyan-magenta-yellow-black (CMYK) JPEG files.

For more information about other graphic filters that Word can use, click the Office Assistant, type "graphic filters," click Search, and then click the "Graphic file types Word can use" topic.


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