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Word: Enlarged COMMAND+OPTION+D Graphic Cut Off When Printed

PSS ID Number: Q41562 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

====================================================================== 4.00 MACINTOSH kbgraphic kbprint

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, version 4.0


In version 4.0 of Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, if a graphic created using the Copy As Picture command (Command+Option+D) is then scaled and positioned at the start of a document, when the document is printed, the graphic may shift up and to the left so that it is cut off. This problem occurs only when Background Printing is turned off.

To correct the problem, do the following:

  1. Run Word under the MultiFinder.

  2. From the Apple menu, choose the Chooser and select the LaserWriter printer.

  3. From the Chooser dialog box, turn on Background Printing.

    Note: If Background Printing is not available, the problem can be solved by inserting text before the graphic. See the section after More Information about how to do this.


To insert text above the graphic without displacing the graphic, follow these steps:

  1. Select the graphic.
  2. Press the LEFT ARROW key to position the cursor before the graphic.
  3. Press RETURN to create an empty paragraph.
  4. From the Format menu, choose paragraph.
  5. Under Spacing, type -1 the Line box.
  6. Choose the OK button.

This procedure should give the paragraph 1-point line spacing, and prevent the graphic from shifting.

Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available. Microsoft has been unable to reproduce the problem in Word 5.0.

KBCategory: kbgraphic kbprint KBSubCategory: Additional reference words: macword macword5 macword resize distortion 5.00 4.00 ====================================================================== ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1997.