Interesting TIF file problem


G

Guest

At the company I work for, we have someone that exports AutoCAD drawings to a
TIF file, then inserts the TIF file into an Excel spreadsheet. We have quite
a few of these.

Other users can open this spreadsheet, view it, do a print preview, but when
they try to print the file the inserted picture does not show up. All that
prints is a box with the broken url red x document image.

It seems that the problem is with Office XP. The Excel files are created
with Office 2000, and they print fine from Excel 2000. On Office XP and
Office 2003, the file won't print properly (all systems are running Windows
XP SP2).

Thinking the problem was with going from Office 2000 to Office XP, I took
one of the TIF files and inserted it in an Excel file under Office 2003. Same
result, the file does not print properly from the system where I made it.

The printers are HP LaserJet network printers, and I tried printing to
different printers, with the same results.

Has anyone else come across this?
 
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G

Guest

Try Tools -> Options -> View -> Objects -> Show All.

I've not seen this problem, so this is a guess on my part.
 
G

Guest

Hey, thanks.
This option was already selected. I forgot to add that when right-clicking
 
D

Dave Peterson

If you add a much smaller TIF file (as a test) to a brand new worksheet in a
brand new workbook, does it print ok?

My guess is that it's a printer/windows problem. (I don't have a reason why
xl2k worked and xl2002+ didn't, though. Maybe a different rendering algorithm
between versions???)

As a standard response, I would visit the printer's web site and get a
fresher/newer version of the printer driver.
 
G

Guest

Thanks Dave -
The tif files in question aren't huge - some are around 160K.

I did get a smaller TIF file, and that printed fine. The print drivers are
the newest ones, I did check that but forgot to mention above.

I'm going to try to shrink down a CAD generated TIF, to see if it's just a
size issue, or still something more.
 
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