Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Only Inline Figures Can be Seen and Printed.

Only Inline Figures Can be Seen and Printed

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated January 27, 2017)

John has run into a problem where he cannot see or print any graphics that are not formatted as inline graphics. If the graphics are formatted so they are not inline, he can only see them in Print Layout view, but not any other view, and they do not print.

There are several things to check. The first is to make sure that you have Word configured to display drawings. Choose Tools | Options | View tab, and make sure the Drawing check box is selected. This check box controls whether non-inline graphics are displayed or not.

You may also want to check to make sure you aren't actually displaying your document in draft mode and that drawing objects are printed. Choose Tools | Options | Print tab. Make sure the Draft Output check box is clear and that the Drawing Objects check box is selected.

If this still does not clear up your problem, check out this page at the Word MVP site for some additional ideas:

http://wordmvp.com/FAQs/DrwGrphcs/InvisibleGraphics.htm

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (199) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Only Inline Figures Can be Seen and Printed.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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