Problem importing jpegs into Word

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lindsannice, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. lindsannice macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Every time I import a jpeg into word on my mac it comes out as a solid black object. Quite a few people in my office have the same prob. Does anyone know why?

    Lindsey
     
  2. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    Are you preparing the images yourself or are they supplied to you?

    Generally this happens when you try to place a CMYK image into a Microsoft program which usually only like RGB images.

    Most image software (Photoshop etc) can convert colour profiles for you.

    Hope that helps!
     
  3. lindsannice thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cool that helps! As some do work and some don't. Explains why! Thanks!
     
  4. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

    Flynnstone

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    I've had problems import pictures into Word too.
    I imported jpegs and pdfs. Then I tried to open on my "work Windows machine" (RDC to a Windows terminal server 2003). Word doc said it need Quicktime to display. Then I ran into resolution issues.
    Finally, I just convert to "png" file and import that. I believe Word "renders" instead of another program.
    Anyway, better cross-platform consistency.
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Were you dragging and dropping them into Word because I had that problem when I first started using a Mac but then I found if I imported it into Word then there was no problem.
     

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