Fill Effects in Word 2003 blown up



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Fill Effects in Word 2003 blown up

Postby SG90emVucGxvdHo » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 02:35:01 GMT

I created a letterhead picture on a letter size (8.5x11) JPG file. Now I want 
to use this JPG file as background in Word. When I use 
Format->Background->Fill Effects and insert my picture, the background 
picture is blown up to much larger than letter size. How is that possible? 

I went and resized the picture in Photoshop to half its size (4.25x5.5) and 
STILL the background is too large! How can I prevent Word from blowing up my 
background picture?? I also tried using GIF format with similar results. 

When I use a letter format, how come a letter format picture doesn't fit? 
There are also no options in the Fill Effects dialog. I can only enter the 
name of the picture file and that's it. 

It would be great if you could help me!!!

Re: Fill Effects in Word 2003 blown up

Postby Graham Mayor » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:30:59 GMT

Insert the picture in the header view and set its layout property option to 
'behind text'.

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Re: Fill Effects in Word 2003 blown up

Postby SG90emVucGxvdHo » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:32:01 GMT

THANKS! This helps a LOT! The picture still doesn't extend to its actual 
size but automaticalyy adjusts to the margins of the page layout. However, it 
is possible to stretch the picture again pretty close to the printable aera, 
so this is really a great solution! 


Re: Fill Effects in Word 2003 blown up

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 22:11:40 GMT

If your default insert/paste format is In Line With Text then a graphic 
inserted anywhere (including in the header) will initially conform to the 
document margins. Once you change the wrapping to Behind Text (which you 
could set as your default), you can use Format Picture | Size to change the 
size to 8.5" x 11".

I have an article about anchoring objects to the header at 
 http://www.**--****.com/ , and the only reason I 
didn't suggest this method was that, since you were trying to use the 
graphic as a background, I figured you wanted it to be nonprinting. If you 
anchor it to the header, it will print unless you disable printing of ALL 
drawing objects.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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