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Old 05-31-2017, 01:01 PM
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I'm using Microsoft Office 2013. Earlier versions never had this problem, but I keep on encountering it in V. 2013 and can't figure out how to make it stop.

I take screenshots and paste them into Paint, where I crop them. (I have to use Paint because Snag-it and other screen capture software gives me blurry images.) Then I cut/paste the cropped image into Word, where I try to format it with a shadow. Sometimes I need to change the Wrap Text settings so one image displays on top of another.

However, sometimes I randomly cannot do either because something in Paint or in Word decided to create a "Bitmap Image Object" without me clicking or selecting or doing anything. This image links directly to Paint, so when I click an image to display the Picture Styles section of the ribbon, I instead launch Paint where the image displays.

I cannot give the image a shadow, and there are no Wrap Text options on the right-click menu for Bitmap Image Objects. The ONLY thing I have found that works is saving the image to a .jpg file, and then clicking Insert>Image in Word and manually inserting it. Count the extra keystrokes.



It would almost be better to waste those extra keystrokes every time if the functionality were consistent, but it isn't. Sometimes the images work. Then sometimes they don't. Sometimes they work consistently for a long time, then suddenly I can't insert any screen prints AT ALL without going through this. I've tried using new documents. It's totally random.

Does someone out there know what controls this so I can flip a switch to turn it off? Is it some hidden keyboard hot key? (Did you ever accidentally hit the one that makes your keyboard talk to you? That was a nightmare - took me hours to hunt for a forum that told me how to shut it off.)

Please help. Thank you!
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:08 AM
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Update: I had an online chat with Microsoft, and they had me disable all my add-ins. It seems to be okay for now. But it can be okay one minute and broken the next, so I'm not sure if this resolved the issue. We'll see!
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:29 AM
jthomas666 jthomas666 is offline Don't want Bitmap Image Objects!!???!! Windows 10 Don't want Bitmap Image Objects!!???!! Office 2016
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What kind of screen shots are you capturing? are they from a locally run program, or do the images come across some sort of remote desktop connection, such as Citrix?
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Old 06-01-2017, 12:48 PM
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It doesn't matter. Just hit Print Screen and paste into Paint, and then crop and cut/paste into Word. It can be a screen print of anything. I happened to be getting screen shots of Excel (local) this time. Sometimes they were okay, and sometimes not. Sometimes a good image was followed less than a minute later by a bad one. And other times I was copying other software (remote) and it was also randomly okay/not okay. I'm hoping that disabling the add-ons was the fix.
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Old 06-23-2017, 01:29 PM
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Update: I figured out that this only happens when I paste images into a table. The problem began when they upgraded us to Microsoft Office 2013, so you probably can't recreate it in earlier versions. I created another posting outlining the details.
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:23 AM
delacrumbo99 delacrumbo99 is offline Don't want Bitmap Image Objects!!???!! Windows 10 Don't want Bitmap Image Objects!!???!! Office 2016
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Thank you for figuring this out! Only when pasting into tables.. very odd
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:28 AM
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Thank you for figuring this out! Only when pasting into tables.. very odd
Yeah, sometimes objects in tables have their own set of rules. Several years ago I had an application that pulled info from an Access database and entered it into a Word table. Worked great, but spellcheck didn't work on the pasted text. Worked for stuff manually entered, but not the stuff that was inserted via mail merge. weird.
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