Q163808: WD97: Picture Is Pasted as Float Over Text, Not as Inline
Article: Q163808 Product(s): Word 97 for Windows Version(s): Operating System(s): Keyword(s): kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word97kbfaq Last Modified: 13-MAY-2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The information in this article applies to: - Microsoft Word 97 for Windows ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SYMPTOMS ======== When you choose to paste a picture from the Clipboard to a document, Word pastes the picture as a floating object (Float Over Text). CAUSE ===== By design, Word pastes the picture as a floating object (Float Over Text). This article includes a macro that changes this default behavior, so that an object is pasted as an inline object rather than a floating object. WORKAROUND ========== Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language being demonstrated and the tools used to create and debug procedures. Microsoft support professionals can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific needs. If you have limited programming experience, you may want to contact a Microsoft Certified Partner or the Microsoft fee-based consulting line at (800) 936-5200. For more information about Microsoft Certified Partners, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/partner/referral/ For more information about the support options that are available and about how to contact Microsoft, visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;EN-US;CNTACTMS The following macro changes the default behavior in Word so that pasted objects are pasted as inline rather than floating objects. NOTE: Office Art objects are converted to pictures and pasted inline. Sub EditPasteObject() On Error GoTo ErrHandler ' Error will occur if object is Office Art. ActiveWindow.View.Type = wdPageView Selection.PasteSpecial Placement:=wdInLine ' If the object is not text, then convert it. If Selection.Type = wdSelectionShape Then Selection.ShapeRange.ConvertToInlineShape End If ErrHandler: If Err <> 0 Then ' If the object is Office Art, paste it as an inline picture ActiveDocument.Undo Selection.PasteSpecial DataType:=wdPasteMetafilePicture, Placement:=wdInLine End If End Sub Copy the picture to the clipboard. If you want to paste the picture as an inline object, run this macro. If you want to paste the object normally (as a floating object), use the Paste command on the Edit menu. MORE INFORMATION ================ Inline objects are treated as characters and are positioned as characters within a line of text. In versions of Word earlier than Word 97 for Windows and Word 98 Macintosh Edition, all pictures are treated as inline objects. Floating objects are anchored to a range of text but can be positioned anywhere on the page. For more information about inline objects, click the Office Assistant, type "InlineShape," click Search, and then click to view "InlineShape Object." For more information about floating objects, in the Visual Basic Editor, click the Office Assistant, type "Shape," click Search, and then click to view "Shape Object." NOTE: If the Assistant is hidden, click the Office Assistant button on the Standard toolbar. If the Assistant is not able to answer your query, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q176476 OFF: Office Assistant Not Answering Visual Basic Questions For additional information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q173707 OFF97: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles REFERENCES ========== For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: Q163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications Additional query words: vb vba vbe ====================================================================== Keywords : kbdta kbdtacode kbmacroexample word97 kbfaq Technology : kbWordSearch kbWord97 kbWord97Search kbZNotKeyword2 Version : : Issue type : kbbug Solution Type : kbpending =============================================================================
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