Clip Art Doesn't Show



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Clip Art Doesn't Show

Postby Jan Groshan » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 11:52:52 GMT

I'm using Word 2007. When I insert clip art, all I get is the very bottom of 
the picture and no matter what I do to the box, I can't get the inserted 
clip art to show up. What's happening ? 

Re: Clip Art Doesn't Show

Postby Herb Tyson [MVP] » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 22:01:37 GMT

It sounds like two things are happening:

1. Wrapping is set to In line with text, and

2. Paragraph spacing is set to Exactly #, where # is less than the amount 
needed to display the clipart.

You should be able to fix the immediate issue by right-clicking the 
paragraph marker where the picture resides, choosing Paragraph, and setting 
Line Spacing to Single. (There are a variety of ways to fix this... this is 
just one of them.)

If this is happening all the time in all documents, a longer term fix would 
be to change the default formatting for paragraph spacing (Exactly is not 
the built-in default, and is a setting that can create a number of 
problems -- it sometimes results from pasting text from other sources, such 
as web pages, where Exactly spacing is used with wild abandon by web 
designers). So, if this is happening all the time, the quick & easy solution 
is to delete Normal.dotm and let Word create a new one.

Another solution would be to change the default method for inserting 
pictures to something other than In line with text (which is done in Word 
Options - Advanced - Cut, copy, and paste section. If your default paragraph 
spacing is set to Exactly, however, you will invariably end up with related 
problems in the future, not ncessarily related to graphics (i.e., clipped 

Herb Tyson MS MVP
Author of the Word 2007 Bible
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Re: Clip Art Doesn't Show

Postby Jan Groshan » Wed, 18 Jun 2008 23:01:38 GMT

The paragraph spacing appears to have been the problem. THANK YOU !

Re: Clip Art Doesn't Show

Postby Herb Tyson [MVP] » Thu, 19 Jun 2008 07:28:32 GMT

Glad to be of service.


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Author of the Word 2007 Bible
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