You are here:

Microsoft Word/pictures printed as black boxes

Advertisement


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


About Microsoft Word
This topic answers questions related to Microsoft Word stand-alone or Microsoft Office Word including Word 2003, Word 2007, Office 2000, and Office XP. You can get Word help on formatting text, tables, tabs, fonts, styles, general Word layouts, bullets, headings, and outlines, using templates, toolbar modifications, and using Track Changes. You may also find tips on linking Word and Excel embedded objects including charts. This site does not provide a general Word tutorial nor the basics of using a word processor. It provides specific answers to using Microsoft Word only. If you do not see your Word question answered in this area then please ask a Word question here

Microsoft Word

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Dale F. Wiley

Expertise

I must report that I donít use Word 2003, 2007 or 2010 and have yet to be convinced that I need them. Microsoft Word 97 Microsoft Word 2000 Microsoft Word 2002 Please note: I will not answer questions about Fields, Statements, Formulas, Macros, creating and writing specific macros, VBA (Visual Basic Editor) and the Microsoft Script Editor I am willing to answer questions about: Envelopes, Mailing Labels, Database, Graphics, WordArt, Interactive Forms, Formatting, Faxes, Letters, Lists, Newsletters, Tables, Web Pages, Email, Hyperlinks, Bookmarks, HTML, Table of Contents, Footnotes, Endnotes, AutoText, AutoCorrect, Headers and Footers, Converting Documents, Customizing Toolbars and Toolbar Icons, Margins, Page Settings, Layout, Dictionaries, Languages, Find and Replace, Mail Merge, Printing, Saving Cut, Copy, Paste, Paste Special, Office Clipboard, Keyboard Shortcuts, Font Lists, Customizing, Options, Templates, Bullets, Numbering, Borders, Using Themes, Fields, Symbols, Document Map, Find and Replace, etc.

Experience

Microsoft Office and Microsoft Word in particular is one of the most popular programs that our firm, Computer Help provides instruction, one on one tutoring and consultation. I personally use MS Word for almost every task: Envelopes, Mailing Labels, Database, WordArt, Interactive Forms, Faxes, Letters, Lists, Newsletters, Tables, Email Editor and much more. The exception, Graphics and Web Pages. For graphics I use Ulead's PhotoImpact and Microsoft's FrontPage for web site design.


Publications

Our column, COMPUTER Help's Q&A The Internet - E-mail,
appears in the Sun City Center PC Computer Club's Newsletter.


Education/Credentials
Formerly the #1 rated Microsoft Word Expert at Askme.com since volunteering there in December 2000. In that time, responding to thousands of questions most of which were specific to Microsoft Word.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.