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Old 04-18-2012, 11:06 AM
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We have a database with thousands of records created in Word 2003 - hundreds of them contain graphics. We are now being transitioned to Word 2010 and everytime we paste graphics from the database into our Word 2010 template, we get a red x box with "This image cannot currently be displayed." We are currently on WinXP and will be migrating to Win7 at some point.



Settings in place:

Insert/paste pictures as: Inline with text
Show picture placeholders - unchecked
Show drawings and text boxes on screen - checked
Print drawings created in Word - checked
In Print Layout view

Most of our source 2003 graphics are embedded in tables to dynamically control their behavior when content is inserted/deleted above them. We don't want graphics running off the page or being separated from lead-in text or titles.

Also, our source graphics were created in either "In line with text", or "In front of text" layout.

We have discovered that, after pasting content that contains text and graphics from 2003 into 2010 and getting the red x boxes for each of the graphics, we can copy an individual graphic in 2003 and then use the Paste Picture option to paste it into the 2010 document (this works the same for source graphics in either "In line with text" or "In front of text" layout). The spacing around the graphic then needs to be manipulated (and the red x box deleted). We need to go back to the source 2003 doc and repeat this process for each individual graphic. This is not a viable solution since we have over 100 users and copying each individual graphic each time it's used is time prohibitive.

We understand the differences between 2003 and 2010 re: the text layer and the drawing layer.

Bottom line - we're looking for a solution where content (text and graphics) created in Word 2003 can be pasted into Word 2010 with no need for manual manipulation of the graphics. We are hoping the answer isn't to recreate all the graphics in Word 2010.
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Hi mwildem,

See if any of the issues here apply: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918788.
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Thank you Paul - but we had already looked at that documentation. None of those situations applied. The good news is, we've discovered the cause. We are currently in a dual Word 2003/2010 test environment. We were launching a 2003 doc with graphics, copying the content and then pasting the content into a Word 2010 doc. This resulted in the blank red x boxes. What we should have done though, was to let Word 2010 handle the actual conversion of the graphics from 2003. So, in new testing, when we copied the 2003 doc onto a 2010 PC, launched Word 2010 and then opened the doc within Word 2010, the graphics launched correctly. So problem solved! Thanks for your time - maybe this will help others in the future.
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mwildem: If I understood correctly, when the problem existed, what you had done was open a blank page on Word 2010 and then cut and pasted the 2007 doc. You solved the problem by simply opening the Word 2007 in Word 2010 and saving it as 2010. Is this correct? In other words, the original 07 files you cut and pasted to 2010 showing the problem were not fixed. You just started over.
I have the same issue except I don't recall cutting and pasting I just opened the file and saved it into the new format. So does anyone know how to solve the problem? I too went to: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918788 and none apply to me. Many of my doc files do show photos or whatever just some do not--the converted ones I would assume. (Some of the problematic files, not all, may have been converted from Open Office--maybe, not sure)
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