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Microsoft KB Archive/925176

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A text box that you paste as a picture does not appear as expected in Word 2007

Article ID: 925176

Article Last Modified on 10/15/2007


  • Microsoft Office Word 2007


Consider the following scenario. In a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document, you use the Copy command or the Cut command to move a text box to the Clipboard. Then, you click Paste Special in the Paste group on the Home tab. Then, you paste the text box as a GIF picture, as a PNG picture, or as a JPEG picture. However, the picture of the text box does not appear as expected. The text box appears thinner, longer, or smaller than the original text box.


This issue occurs if you use a relative width or a relative height to format the text box.


To work around this issue, you must set the width and the height of the text box to absolute dimensions. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the text box, and then click Format Text Box.
  2. Click the Size tab.
  3. In the Height section, click Absolute.
  4. In the Width section, click Absolute.
  5. Click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Additional query words: WD12 WD2007 WD2k7 Word12 Word2007 Word2k7

Keywords: kbtshoot kbmenu kbprb kbexpertisebeginner KB925176