Why are my inserted drawings invisible in Word?



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Re: Why are my inserted drawings invisible in Word?

Postby CyberTaz » Fri, 26 Jan 2007 01:53:10 GMT

Tools>Options>View - check the box for Drawings, remove the check for 
Picture Placeholders (if it's checked).

If that isn't it you'll need to supply a more accurate description of where 
you're drawing, what "Insert" button you're clicking, and what version of 
Word you're using.
HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

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