Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Supported picture file formats
If a link is broken, you can i nd the name of the missing i le, which can help you replace the i le, if needed. To
discover the name, choose File ➪ Info ➪ Edit Links to Files. (The link is near the bottom-right corner of the Info page in
Backstage.) In the Links dialog box, the name of the i le appears next to Source i le. Note the Update Now button.
If you restore a missing i le and click Update Now, in theory the picture should replace the red X and error message.
It does not always work, however — nor does pressing F9. What does usually work, however, is to save and close the
i le, and then reopen it. When opening i les, Word does a better job of checking and restoring links than the Update
Now button does.
Supported picture i le formats
If the picture you want doesn’t appear in Word’s Insert Picture dialog box but you know it
should be in the current folder, click the All Pictures button in the lower-right corner, and
in the list of choices shown in Figure 9.37 click the desired picture (graphic) fi le format to
narrow the list of displayed pictures to ones that match the selected type.
FIGURE 9.37
Word supports a number of popular graphics fi le formats.
The most popular picture format, used by most digital cameras, is JPEG, which stands for
Joint Photographic Experts Group (so if you didn’t know before, you do now). Word 2013
comes with a converter that supports JPEG fi les, which can have a .jpg or .jpeg fi le
name extension. Other Word 2013–supported popular formats include Graphics Interchange
Format ( .gif ), which is heavily used on the Internet due to its support for transparent
backgrounds, which makes such images better suited for web page design; Portable Network
Graphics ( .png ), also heavily used on the web due to its support for transparency; Tagged
Image File Format ( .tiff or .tiff ); Windows Metafi le ( .wmf ); Enhanced Metafi le ( .emf );
and Windows Bitmap ( .bmp ).
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