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Table and Linked Graphic Won’t Display as Result of Set Field

PSS ID Number: Q100048 Article last modified on 11-01-1994

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c - Microsoft Windows operating system versions 3.0 and 3.1


In Word for Windows, if you use the SET field to define a bookmark containing a table or a linked graphic, the resulting bookmark will display the text surrounding the graphic or table, but will not display the table or linked graphic.

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This problem will occur when you insert a table or linked graphic directly in the SET field, as well as when you try to use an INCLUDE field in a SET field.

In the following example, any reference to the bookmark “test” will have no result:

{set test {import graphic.wmf}}

The {set test {include file.doc}} field sets the bookmark “test” to the contents of FILE.DOC; however, any tables or linked graphics will not display in the result.


  • When you use the SET field to define a bookmark containing a graphic, insert the graphic without the Link option so that the graphic is not the result of a field code. Embedded graphics will also display correctly as the result of a SET field.


  • To be able to reference information containing a table or graphic using a field, use the GLOSSARY field to display the desired result as follows:

    1. Select the desired information containing the table or linked graphic.

    2. From the Edit menu, choose Glossary.

    3. Type a glossary name and then choose Define. Since the information is now stored in the glossary item, the source information is no longer necessary and you can delete it.

    4. To view the result of the glossary, insert the GLOSSARY field as follows

      {glossary glossaryname}

      where the field brackets are inserted by pressing CTRL+F9 and glossaryname is the name of the new glossary created.

    5. To display the glossary result, press F9 to update the result. Verify that Field Codes is not selected on the View menu.

We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

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