Microsoft KB Archive/248119

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Article ID: 248119

Article Last Modified on 9/7/2001


  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248119


When you print a publication containing a rotated frame to which BorderArt has been applied, the border may not be printed correctly even though it is displayed properly on the screen.


This behavior can occur if you print your publication to a PostScript printer at a resolution of 1200 dots per inch (DPI) or greater.


To work around this issue, add the rotated frame to which you have applied BorderArt to Clip Gallery 5.0. When you add the image to Clip Gallery, a single metafile is created automatically. After you add the image to Clip Gallery, you can then insert the image back into your publication.

NOTE: Any text in the rotated frame becomes part of the image when you add it to Clip Gallery. If you want to edit the text in the frame, do not add the text until after you insert the frame from Clip Gallery into your publication.

How to Add a BorderArt Frame to Clip Gallery 5.0

  1. Click to select the rotated frame you created.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Copy.
  3. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art.
  4. On the Pictures tab, click the category to which you want to add the frame.
  5. Right-click anywhere inside the category window, and then click Paste.
  6. Type a description for the frame, and then click OK.
  7. Close Clip Gallery.

How to Insert the Frame from Clip Gallery

  1. Open your publication.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Picture, and then click Clip Art.
  3. Click the category to which you added your frame.
  4. Click the frame, and then click the Insert Clip icon.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


BorderArt images are comprised of individual metafile or raster images that are applied to the edge the frame. Microsoft Publisher 2000 uses the Microsoft Windows Graphical Device Interface (GDI) to calculate the offset and rotation values of each of these BorderArt images. GDI is limited to 16 bytes of memory to calculate the rotation.

When you print to a PostScript printer at a resolution of 600 DPI or lower, 16 bytes is more than enough memory to handle the calculations needed to print the images in an average BorderArt frame. However, at a resolution of 1200 DPI or greater, 16 bytes of memory may not be adequate to perform all of the calculations needed to properly print the higher resolution image.

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