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Old 05-19-2018, 05:39 PM
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Default Anyway to insert thumbnail opening to a larger picture

Hello all,

I have tried to find a solution to my problem but all the responses seem to be very dated and seems not to be possible. Is there anyway I can insert a picture into my word document which would be a thumbnail but when you click on the thumbnail it will open to the full image?

Thank you for your time.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:16 PM
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What is your delivery mechanism for this functionality? Does it need to work in Word or are you saving to PDF or HTML where the functionality needs to be present. If it needs to work in Word then you will need macros enabled which is always problematic if you don't control the environment that the users will use.
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:38 AM
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The following macro will insert a linked thumbnail image at the cursor, subject to the provisos mentioned by Andrew. Call it from a macro that provides the image path and optionally the screen tip text.

Sub InsThumbNail(strPath As String, _
                 Optional strTipText As String = "Link to full size image")
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Dim oShape As InlineShape
    Set oShape = Selection.InlineShapes.AddPicture(FileName:=strPath, _
                                                   LinkToFile:=False, _
    With oShape
        .LockAspectRatio = msoTrue
        .Width = InchesToPoints(1)
        ActiveDocument.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=.Range, _
                                      Address:=strPath, _
                                      SubAddress:="", _
                                      ScreenTip:=strTipText, _
    End With
    Set oShape = Nothing
    Exit Sub
End Sub
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