Cannot Edit pasted Picture in Word 2003

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Cannot Edit pasted Picture in Word 2003

Postby S2VpdGggU2NobG90dG1hbg » Fri, 31 Mar 2006 23:05:02 GMT

I recently rolled out Office 2003 to my organization and when we used to be 
on Office 2000 we would be able to take a print screen and paste it into 
Word. well now since we are on Office 2003 once the picture is pasted into 
the word document, you cannot right click on the picture and hit edit, EDIT 
is grayed out. How can I get this EDIT option available to me?  Any help 
would be appreciated Thanks
Keith Schlottman

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