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Old 11-15-2018, 08:52 AM
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Default Attaching two documents and losing part of a pasted file.

I have put two MS Word documents together. The first document has a picture or diagram that I copy and pasted to it.

The two documents seem to attach to each other fine.

However, when I looked at it in print preview it looked like the document with the pasted *.png file, that the *.png file went behind the new document and only the top half is showing. I can move things around in the document to show it, but I really do not want it to work that way.

Obviously, I do not want this. I want the document to show the pasted *.png file completely.

How do I do it?

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-15-2018, 02:50 PM
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Without actually seeing the problem document, it can be difficult for anyone to diagnose the issue. Can you attach the relevant portion of the combined document to a post with some representative data (delete anything sensitive)? You do this via the paperclip symbol on the 'Go Advanced' tab at the bottom of this screen.
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My guess from the description would be that you could try playing with the "wrap" options for the pasted graphic. But macropod will undoubtedly give you a swift and accurate answer if you post a sample :-}
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Here is my document that I am currently working on. It is a little different from the one I talked about in my first post, but it still makes my point.

As you can see that image from the first document at the bottom seems to have gone behind the second attached document.

Some additional notation was added later as you can at the top of the second page.

Anyway the first document's lower image seems to have gone behind the top of the second document and that is not what I want.

How do I fix this and how do I prevent ti from happening again?

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You have not attached a document containing the problem content; all you've attached is some images.
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I am not sure what you mean. I pasted the image on the first doc and several week later attached it to the second doc. You have seen the result. The image goes behind the second doc. I do not want that to happen.

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I cannot diagnose what is happening from images - I need at least the document in which the problem occurs. That is why I asked for the problem document.
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The screen shots appear to show that there are a bunch of floating objects added to a document and that some of these are being positioned behind objects that they should be in front of.
The fixes are either:
1. Don't do parts of graphics in Word - build the entire graphic in a program that is best suited for the task and then import that graphic into Word as a single object
2. Put all the graphic parts into a Drawing Canvas (which is a container that gives you some control of where multiple objects can be placed)
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Okay here are both files. It is part of a Master Document.

All of the concerns are on page 4 of the document. It just seems that when the image falls on the page break, instead of going completely on the second docuemnt (and going completely off the first) it seems to ne going behind the documenent. This is unacceptable.

What is causing this and how do I avoid it?

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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The problem is caused by having multiple independent shapes anchored to different paragraphs in the document. When you insert content before them, some of those paragraphs get pushed to the next page before the others. You would do better to group the objects so that Word treats them as one. See the attached. I have grouped the objects comprising the first chart into one object and the additional items used for the second chart into another object. For the second chart, I simply copied the first one (as a group) and pasted it at the appropriate location. Note that I've also changed the text wrapping for both sets of grouped objects from 'around' to 'top & bottom'. If you ensure both the second chart and its overlay are anchored to the same paragraph, they will move together; the change to the text wrapping facilitates this.

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It is part of a Master Document.
I hope that doesn't mean you're trying to use Word's Master Document 'feature'. That way lies grief. See:
https://wordmvp.com/FAQs/General/Why...ocsCorrupt.htm
http://www.addbalance.com/word/masterdocuments.htm
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