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Link to File is not working. EMBEDs are displayed as icons.

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#1 mvircsik


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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:54 PM

I'm trying to create links to image files (.EMF .JPG .WMF) in Word 2007, Excel 2007, and PowerPoint 2007. Instead of getting a LINK, I get an EMBED Package.

Open a blank Word 2007 doc / Insert tab / on Text panel click Object button / Create from File tab / Browse... to the file / turn on "Link to file" / click OK.

Depending on the image file type, I either get an icon and filename, or just the filename. Pressing Alt-F9 shows that it got inserted as an "EMBED Package", not a "LINK".

If I perform the same steps to link to a Word or Excel file, the complete doc or spreadsheet is displayed, and Alt-F9 shows that it is a LINK.

Additionally, when I perform similar steps on an image file, but leave "Link to file" turned off, I still get icons and filenames.

I'm running Windows XP, Service Pack 3, 091208-2036. Microsoft Office Small Business 2007, Word 2007 (12.0.6504.5000) SPs MSO (12.0.6425.1000). Different systems at my company running Vista or XP (Service Pack 3) get different results...sometimes it works as expected...sometimes it doesn't.

My 2 problems are:

1. I need to have full images displayed in the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file.

2. When I turn on "Link to File", I should get a LINK, not EMBED Package.

How can I change my settings to overcome both of these problems? What ARE the settings that control these?

Any help will be appreciated!


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