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Microsoft KB Archive/173223

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Article ID: 173223

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173223


When you open a saved document, an inserted picture may revert back to its original size and not retain the size you specified.

This behavior occurs if all of the following conditions are true when you insert your picture:

  • You clicked to select the Link to file check box.


  • You cleared the Save with document and Float over text check boxes.


  • You saved your document as one of the following:
    • RTF (Rich Text Format)


    • Word 6.0/95 (*.doc)--binary


This behavior is by design. When you link to a picture and clear both the Save with document and Float over text check boxes, Word will not retain any picture information in your document, including picture size.


To retain the picture size you want in Word, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Use "Save with Document" or "Float over Text"

When you insert your linked picture or graphic, click to select either the Save with document check box or the Float over text check box.

NOTE: Any changes you make to the size of the picture will now be retained when you save your document as RTF.

Method 2: Link to a Resized Picture

  1. In a graphics editor, open and save a copy of your picture.
  2. Resize the copy of your picture to the size you want and then save your changes.
  3. Insert the resized copy of your picture into Word.

NOTE: If you make any changes to the size of your copied picture in Word and save as RTF, you may again see the problem as described in the "Symptoms" section of this article.


For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

161978 WD97: RTF Format Given to File Saved in Word 6.0/95

162602 WD97: Questions About Saving in the Word 6.0/95 File Format

141926 WD: How to Place Text over a Graphic in Microsoft Word

173501 WD97: Linked Picture Missing When Word 6.0/95 Document Reopened

Additional query words: 8.0 8.00 kbgraphic convert

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