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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Images blank in Microsoft Word - Only White Box Shows

A very quick one today , a very infuriating error in word has arisen where all images inserted or pasted into a word document come out toally balnk or with a red x in the top left corner.

This is down to two reasons

1.  You inserted an image via a link, where the image was located on your local computer so the link is no longer accessible.

2. The word option " show picture placeholders" is ticked which causes all images to be blank to improve the scrolling performance of your document,  which sounds like a bit of a silly feature to turn it off goto

Word Options - Advanced Tab 

Under "Show Document Content" , untick Show picture placeholders

1 comment:

  1. If this checkbox isn't the problem, what then?