Problem importing jpegs into Word

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

  1. lindsannice macrumors newbie

    Jan 11, 2008

    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?

  2. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    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

    Jan 11, 2008
    Cool that helps! As some do work and some don't. Explains why! Thanks!
  4. Flynnstone macrumors 65816


    Feb 25, 2003
    Cold beer land
    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


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    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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