Jun 09 2022 09:14 PM
Jun 09 2022 09:14 PM
I have a couple of problems with Microsoft Word 2007. I am aware that this is a superseded version which is no longer supported by Microsoft. I have been retired from office life for twenty years, and have been happy to continue with the functionality of Word 2007, which I used extensively during my working life. I would like to continue to use it: I purchased it legitimately, it has enabled me to work successfully, and I have been satisfied with it.
I worked in a voluntary basis in preparing the text and photographs for a 400 page book (B5 page-size) in 2016, which was printed by a commercial printing company in 2016. I included many photographs with captions, which were inserted in text boxes, and I saved the whole book as a PDF file, as required by the printing company.
One problem I am experiencing now is that Word 2007 does not now offer the opportunity for me to save a PDF file. (The file types which it currently offers are: .doc, .docx, .docm, ,dot, .mht, .mhtml, .htm, .html, .rtf, .txt, and .xml).
The other problem concerns the placement of photographs. I am still able to insert text boxes into the positions where they are required, and enter captions / text into them. When a picture / photograph is inserted into the text box, a “frame” appears where the picture should appear, but the image does not appear inside of that frame.
I can still select the picture frame as the focus of my attention, and I can drag the corners or sides of the picture frame to modify the size, or change the position, of the picture frame within the text box. While I am dragging that picture frame, the selected picture is displayed on the screen, but as soon as I release the mouse button the picture disappears.
These two problems did not occur when I was preparing that 400 page book in 2016. The only possible reason which I can think of, which may be a contributor to the problem, is that I now use Windows 10, whereas I had previously been using Windows 2007. Apart from the problems about which I am seeking assistance, Word 2007 seems to have the same functionality under Window 10, as I had previously used.
Any assistance will be gratefully received.
Jun 10 2022 01:14 AM
Jun 10 2022 04:52 AM
Thank you, Doug Robbins, for your reply.
I have been able to download and install the PDF app, to create a PDF file. Thank you, and that is one problem solved. However the other problem, concerning insertion of photographs, still remains.
I did a little experimenting, following your suggestion to use a one-cell-table, but this has not overcome the problem. As I indicated in my first enquiry, I have had a great deal of experience with insertion of photographs inside text boxes. One of the significant benefits of using a text box to hold a photograph is that it is then very easy to place a caption under the photograph, resulting in the “photo-with-caption” being separate from the surrounding text.
I will try to explain exactly what happens on my computer when I try to insert a photo in a text box.
Firstly, I place the cursor inside the text box. This highlights the text box with 8 small sensitive spots (one on each corner, and one in the centre of each side of the text box. These sensitive spots enable the text box to be “stretched” as required to occupy the desired space in the main document.
With the cursor inside the text box, I then select the “Insert” tab in the toolbar, and this then allows me to specify the kind of object I wish to insert, from a selection of icons just below the toolbar. When I select the “Picture” icon, a separate window opens (very much like the file-explorer window), and then I am able to select the required photo. After the required photo has been selected, a new “picture frame” appears inside the text box, which should include the required image, but no image appears in this picture frame, but the picture frame has 8 sensitive spots which enable the photo “picture frame” to be stretched to the required size inside the text box. Positioning the cursor on any of these spots does not cause the picture to appear, nor does a left-click of the mouse cause the image to appear. HOWEVER, if the left mouse button is clicked and held down on one of these sensitive spots, AND THEN THE CURSOR IS MOVED, the image appears, but the image immediately disappears when the left mouse button is released.
I know that this is a bit of a long-winded explanation, but I wish to give a clear indication of the problem which I have. As indicated in my first enquiry, I cannot think of any reason why this problem should have arisen, other than possibly because I am now using Windows 10.
I find it interesting that Microsoft Publisher 2007 allows pictures to be inserted successfully. Even so, I wish to use Microsoft Word to complete the project I have undertaken, which requires insertion of photos into the story.
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@Wilfred180 After clicking on Reply, if you click on the Open full text editor link
you will then see the following dialog that has a facility for uploading files. Alternatively, you can send a copy of the files to me at dougrobbinsmvp[at symbol]gmail[dot]com
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