Image in header not printing full opacity- Word 2007



I need a print document (via template) with an image in the background. I'm
creating the template, and I'm using the header option for the background
image because I want it somewhat locked for the users of the template. It
shows faded on screen (I know this is normal), in print preview, and also on
the page when I print. I have looked all over for answers, and everything I
read says it's suppossed to print full color. I have checked the color
settings for the picture and they are normal, and the jpg shows up brightly
colored if i just add it as a picture to the main document.

Also, the template consists of this header and many text boxes, is there a
way to lock the main text window for editing? Can I put the picture in the
background and lock it for editing? I can't find any way to lock things for
editing like you would in a form creation?


It looks like it's a printer problem, not a Word 2007 problem. The document
prints full color on a different printer.

Suzanne S. Barnhill

That's certainly very odd. If you were inserting the image as a "watermark,"
then it would naturally be washed out by default, but it appears you're not.
Also, wrapped graphics anchored to the header often display dimmed even in
Print Preview but print correctly, but that doesn't seem to be the issue,
either, if you're actually experiencing fading in the print output. It does
seem to be a printer problem.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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