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Old 03-26-2014, 10:02 PM
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I am using Word 2007 to create a fill-in form. It has some basic things to enter using legacy controls (text boxes and check boxes). I want to allow the user to add a signature if desired using a jpg or bmp. I was able to add a picture content control which seems to work OK. I'm not real comfortable with the fact that the picture can change sizes and be stretched but can live with it. The main problem I am having is if no bmp/jpg is selected, the form prints with a big blue rectangle where the signature should be. Please help. Thank you
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Hi SlowJoe,

You mention using legacy controls as well as the picture content control. Please note that legacy controls and content controls are not designed to work together and can lead to strange behaviour in documents containing both. Accordingly, you should stick with one or the other.

As for the issue with the blue background, that could be addressed by inserting a 'blank' image, perhaps as the default.

Alternatively, you could use a rich text content control, coupled with a macro. This has the advantage of allowing you to set a different default folder than the standard one. For details, see: https://www.msofficeforums.com/drawi...html#post53751. You could also change the default prompt.
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Thank you for the reply. I tried replacing with a rich edit control. That works pretty well if the user knows what to do. I also tried inserting a blank signature at design time as you suggested. I cant figure out how to change the picture at "run time" (when the user has double-clicked the dotx template and is creating a document. Any thoughts?

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A blank, like any other picture, can be replaced at any time by deleting the existing picture and clicking on the content control's icon again to activate it.
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