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Microsoft Word/Watermark inserts as a grayed out box


Hello Nancy.  I hope you can help...i'm ready to tear my hair out!
I've encountered this issue before but cannot remember how it was resolved.  I'm in Print View on Word Mac 2011 and can insert some JPEG files for my watermark that show up, and I can do the same exact process for other JPEGs that do not show up, but look like a grayed out box.
Any ideas to what is happening here?

Tammy, I would check the scale level of the inserted image.   If it is set at 100% and the dimensions of the image is 4x6 inches and the other image dimensions are 15x20 inches, you may end up with what appears to be a grey box.

I hope this helps.

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Nancy C. Janyszeski


Microsoft Office 97 to 2010. Certified as a MOUS Authorized Instructor and MOUS Master Certified. Sr. Instructional Designer for International IT Certification for Activ, the only UK-based provider of approved training and testing software for ECDL Foundation and British Computer Society Qualifications


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