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Weird Microsoft Clipart Problem!

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#1 Dave963


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Posted 24 May 2006 - 03:42 AM

Hi Everyone,

Hopefully this is a simple problem, which can be sorted out fairly easily, but so far I have had no such luck sorting it out.

I am working in a school, and one of the admin office's computer, running Windows XP SP2 with MS Office XP, is having some problems with the clipart. If I set the clipart to search locally, it is only finding 2-3 images off the HDD and then displaying a load of files, which symbols are the NOTEPAD icon, and has a weird file extension. I will try and post back here later with the actual file extension.

I know for a fact that there are a lot of clipart files in the folder which I have asked office to look in when searching, but it's still only disaplying 2-3 items :S

apparently it is something to do with a cache or temp folder?

any help will be greatly appreciated.


Edited by Dave963, 24 May 2006 - 04:07 AM.

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 24 May 2006 - 11:04 AM

Clip art files are generally .wmf files, and should not open with notepad, but with "Windows picture and fax viewer." They should be found primarily in the the Program Files/MS Office/Clipart folder. I would check the file type and file assocation.

Edited by jgweed, 24 May 2006 - 11:05 AM.

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