Inserting picture from file



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Inserting picture from file

Postby UG9sbGk » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 12:13:02 GMT

I have used Word as my editor for Outlook for a long time, and frequently 
insert a photo from a file.  In the past, the photo has come out normal size, 
or even a bit larger than the original pixel size of the file.  But lately, 
it inserts as the same size as the thumbnail in the Insert dialog box, and I 
have to resize it up to the normal size.  

Why has this started happening suddenly?  Is there some setting I changed 

Thank you!

Re: Inserting picture from file

Postby Jezebel » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:00:02 GMT

Go to Tools > Options. On the General tab click Web Options. On the Pictures 
tab, check the 'Pixels per inch' setting. The displayed size of an imported 
picture in Word is the resolution of the original graphic file divided by 
this number. (For most on-screen purposes, 96 is the best value.)

Re: Inserting picture from file

Postby UG9sbGk » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 13:24:41 GMT

I checked, and it was already set that way.
When I look at the Format Picture>Size dialog, at the bottom it gives the 
"original size" as the size of the thumbnail in the "insert picture" dialog 
box, rather than the pixel size of the photo the thumbnail represents!  


Re: Inserting picture from file

Postby Jezebel » Fri, 21 Apr 2006 15:17:21 GMT

In that case, have you changed the resolution that you're scanning at?

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