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WD97: Web Page Wizard Creates Unnecessary Copies of Image Files

Article ID: 173432

Article Last Modified on 1/20/2007


  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q173432


When you create and save a new document using the Web Page Wizard, Word copies the images it uses for bullets and horizontal lines to the directory containing your Web page. Word names these files Image1.gif, Image2.gif, and so on. This behavior is by design.

However, when you add a new bullet or horizontal line, Word creates another copy of the image file in the directory containing your Web page, even though the Image<x>.gif copy already exists.


This behavior occurs because the Web Page Wizard uses a converter to save the document as HTML. The HTML converter automatically saves each image in the document in graphics interchange format (GIF), thus creating the Image<x>.gif files.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Word 97 for Windows.


The following example exhibits this behavior.

Using the Web Page Wizard, choose Simple Layout for the Type of Web Page, and then choose Outdoors for the Visual Style. Word uses three images for this style: Pebble.gif for bullets, "Row of Pebbles.gif" for horizontal lines, and "Leaves on the Side.gif" for the background image.

When you save the Web page, Word creates an image file for each of these images. They are sequentially numbered, for example:


To insert a horizontal line, click Horizontal Line on the Web Formatting toolbar. Word copies the "Row of Pebbles.gif" file to the directory containing your Web page, even though image10.gif (for example) is already a copy of "Row of Pebbles.gif."

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