To remove mouse over text globally


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Mike

I created a Word 2010 document by cutting and pasting from Frontpage.
I had to do a lot of work on removing tags and such. Then I saved the
Word document as a PDF file. When I mouse over pictures in the PDF
file, I get URL text that pops up. The trouble is that I put a ton of
small pictures in-line with text. And now it seems these URL mouse
over tags are showing up all the time. How do I globally remove all
these URL tags from the Word document so that it is not included when
I save it as a PDF file? Thanks.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

This suggests that the pictures are not actually embedded in the file but
are just links to the picture location on your hard drive or a Web server.
In the Word document, before converting to PDF, you will have to unlink them
using Ctrl+Shift+F9. You can't do this globally (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+Shift+F9)
because it would unlink other fields that you don't want to unlink, but you
can semi-automate the process for the pictures that are In Line With Text.

Click on the Select Browse Object button (the round silver ball between the
two browse arrows at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar) and choose
Browse by Graphic. Starting at the top of the document, click the Next
Graphic arrows to get to the first picture. Press Ctrl+Shift+F9 to unlink,
click the arrows again to get to the next graphic and press F4 (repeat);
repeat these steps to the end of the document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
M

Mike

This suggests that the pictures are not actually embedded in the file but
are just links to the picture location on your hard drive or a Web server..
In the Word document, before converting to PDF, you will have to unlink them
using Ctrl+Shift+F9. You can't do this globally (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+Shift+F9)
because it would unlink other fields that you don't want to unlink, but you
can semi-automate the process for the pictures that are In Line With Text..

Click on the Select Browse Object button (the round silver ball between the
two browse arrows at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar) and choose
Browse by Graphic. Starting at the top of the document, click the Next
Graphic arrows to get to the first picture. Press Ctrl+Shift+F9 to unlink,
click the arrows again to get to the next graphic and press F4 (repeat);
repeat these steps to the end of the document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org

I'm sorry, this does not seem to be working. I even tried Ctrl+A, Ctrl
+Shift+F9 with no success. Is there a series of icons I can click to
do the same thing? What do these hot keys do. I already know that Ctrl
+A is select all. What does Ctrl+Shift+F9 do?. Thanks.
 
M

Mike

What does work is to select the pic, use Ctrl+x to delete it, then use
Ctrl+v to paste it back in. When the little past option icon appear
next to your pasted object select the picture(U) option for
unformatted paste. How can I better automate this? Thanks.
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

I never suggested using Ctrl+A, Ctrl+Shift+F9, as it is too drastic.
Ctrl+Shift+F9 unlinks fields.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

This suggests that the pictures are not actually embedded in the file but
are just links to the picture location on your hard drive or a Web server.
In the Word document, before converting to PDF, you will have to unlink
them
using Ctrl+Shift+F9. You can't do this globally (Ctrl+A, Ctrl+Shift+F9)
because it would unlink other fields that you don't want to unlink, but
you
can semi-automate the process for the pictures that are In Line With Text.

Click on the Select Browse Object button (the round silver ball between
the
two browse arrows at the bottom of the vertical scroll bar) and choose
Browse by Graphic. Starting at the top of the document, click the Next
Graphic arrows to get to the first picture. Press Ctrl+Shift+F9 to unlink,
click the arrows again to get to the next graphic and press F4 (repeat);
repeat these steps to the end of the document.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USAhttp://word.mvps.org

I'm sorry, this does not seem to be working. I even tried Ctrl+A, Ctrl
+Shift+F9 with no success. Is there a series of icons I can click to
do the same thing? What do these hot keys do. I already know that Ctrl
+A is select all. What does Ctrl+Shift+F9 do?. Thanks.
 
S

Suzanne S. Barnhill

You could use the same technique I suggested before (using Browse to Next
Graphic) to jump from one graphic to the next, but you'll need an actual
macro to perform two actions in each location, so you might as well wait for
someone to provide a macro to do the whole operation. I'll merely point out
that what you're accomplishing is the same thing as unlinking the graphic.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

What does work is to select the pic, use Ctrl+x to delete it, then use
Ctrl+v to paste it back in. When the little past option icon appear
next to your pasted object select the picture(U) option for
unformatted paste. How can I better automate this? Thanks.
 
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Mike

The trouble with cut and paste with Unformatted option is that the
pictures lose resolution very noticeably, to the point that I would
rather keep the mouse over text than lose that much resolution.
 
M

Mike

OK let's try this...

Maybe I can save the original size pic without formating to a
differently named file and then to a global change to all pictures in
the orginal file with the newly named file. Will that work? How does
one change the picture globally? Thanks.
 
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