Inserting "Picture (Enhanced Metafile)" onto 1-cell table



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Inserting "Picture (Enhanced Metafile)" onto 1-cell table

Postby Qm9i » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 00:29:03 GMT

I have created a 1-cell table for the purpose of positioning a PowerPoint 
slide within my Word document.

Table Properties:
Left alignment; 1" indent; no text wrapping
Row height is not specified
Preferred column width = 6"
Preferred cell width = 6"

When I use Paste Special (using "Picture (Enhanced Metafile)") to paste the 
PowerPoint slide into the 1-cell table within Word, the cell height remains 
the same (instead of automatically adjusting to the height of the pasted 
picture).  In fact, it doesn't appear that the pasted picture is really being 
inserted into the cell (which is what I want), but rather "outside" of it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Re: Inserting "Picture (Enhanced Metafile)" onto 1-cell table

Postby Jay Freedman » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 01:54:58 GMT

I can't reproduce that behavior, but this may help for you: Go to Tools > 
Options > Edit and set the "Insert/paste pictures as" dropdown to "In line 
with text". When you paste, make absolutely sure the insertion point is 
inside the table, not next to it.

Jay Freedman
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Re: Inserting "Picture (Enhanced Metafile)" onto 1-cell table

Postby Qm9i » Wed, 12 Dec 2007 02:19:00 GMT

Thanks for the suggestion.  However, I verified that the setting is set to 
"In line with text".  Also, when I paste, the insertion point is definitely 
inside the table, not next to it.
It's possible that Windows and/or Word has somehow gotten "confused" so I am 
going to reboot my machine and see if that fixes the problem.
Thanks again for your help.

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