Losing images in MS word



I love placing images in my MS word documents. Unfortunately, I only
get half the image or I am unable to see the images all together when
I place them in the document. I can see the black outline of the
picture and I know that they are there cause, when I scroll over the
images, scrolling gets slow and I can also see the images in the print

I need help with this MS Word 2003 anomaly


Greg Maxey

What is the state of the checkbox "Picture placeholders" under

It should be unchecked if you want to see the pictures in the document

Jay Freedman

First go to Tools > Options > View and make sure that "Drawings" is checked
and "Picture placeholders is not checked.

If that doesn't solve the problem, you may have an overworked video driver.
In Control Panel > Display > Settings > Advanced > Troubleshoot, try moving
the hardware acceleration slider to the left. If that helps, then look for a
newer video driver at the manufacturer's web site.

Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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