a quicktime decompressor still needed for pictures pasted into Word 2008 for mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chuckflip53, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. chuckflip53 macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    in mac word 2004, if i wanted to copy a picture from the internet and paste it onto the word document, everytime i'd try to open that document again from a windows pc it would not show the picture, instead displaying an error message telling me to find an unspecified quicktime decompressor

    just wondering if this issue is fixed in mac word 2008 before i go out and buy it? (or i might wait for word 2011/install it via parallels)
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    This is not a Mac problem; this is a Windows problem. There is a host of standard graphics file formats for which there is no native support in Windows. Support is available only to Windows users who install QuickTime.

    If you are unsure whether or not your recipient has QuickTime and Adobe Acrobat installed, then you must restrict the formats of your embedded graphics to .jpg and proprietary Microsoft formats like .bmp.

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