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Mary Lou wrote at 2007-10-27 22:00:19
I had the same problem. I think it has to do with the original source of your picture. Some pictures from the Internet seem to not print. I finally e-mailed one of the pictures to myself and it would print from that. Then I scanned that print and inserted it into my document and it printed just fine. The quality is not quite a good as if the original had printed in my document, but at least I was able to get the job done.

Diddle wrote at 2008-04-14 15:01:20
I'm having the same problem - I've tried one file on several different printers. It prints fine on all of them but the HP ones.  I guess there's an issue with Hewlett Packard.

If I find a solution, I'll let you know

Nikkers wrote at 2009-05-07 19:40:58
I recently figure out that sometimes it prints from certain documents fine with copy and paste and all of a sudden it doesn't work and I get the black picture.  Now I don't know what to do.

Joy wrote at 2009-07-08 12:23:54
I tasted success with the first option to uncheck the box labled Picture Placeholder under view in my version of MS word.

Thanks a ton Dale.

You saved me a lot of hardwork

katgirl wrote at 2011-01-13 18:29:53
I found that Word 2007 was doing the same for me, with .jpg files only, it seems.  I tested .gifs and .jpgs, both in RGB and CMYK colour mode, and it printed black boxes for both versions of .jpgs.  Both .gif files were fine.

katgirl wrote at 2011-01-13 18:31:55
I found that Word 2007 was doing the same for me, with .jpg files only, it seems.  I tested .gifs and .jpgs, both in RGB and CMYK colour mode, and it printed black boxes for both versions of .jpgs.  Both .gif files were fine.

Nicollo wrote at 2011-06-15 14:47:08
Hello everybody!So ya .. I had had the same trouble!!! But it wasn`t Print options. It simply was the driver!!! :) I was using a Windows driver for HP 2550 PCL 5 but the right driver was a HP 2550 PCL 6 .. No comment!

See you soon!  

ved wrote at 2012-11-21 10:58:54
Choose "Format picture" then "Compress"

It will convert images to windows bitmap and will print correctly

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