Breaking Image Links in Word 2007

Discussion in 'Word Graphics' started by atz413, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. atz413

    atz413 Guest

    I have created a rather large document in Word with linked images. I do this
    for various reasons, particularly to allow future updates. However, my boss
    has asked that I create a version of this document with embedded images. So
    be it. I know that with previous versions of Word, I could do this through
    the Edit menu, but that's been blown away (along with a lot of other good
    stuff, IMO) in Word 2007.

    A look at the MSWord help file says

    1. Right-click the icon or object, point to object type Object (for example,
    Linked Worksheet Object), and then click Links.
    2. Click Break Link.

    Well, when I right-click an image, there is no "object type" displayed on
    the pop-up menu. So: Am I looking in the wrong place? What am I doing wrong,
    or is the help file of no use whatsoever?

    Also, is there a way to break all the links in the document at one time? If
    I could even do one, I suppose I could record a macro to do the same thing
    for all the images, but I can't even do one with the instructions given in
    the help system.

    Very confused,
    Andy
     
    atz413, Dec 22, 2009
    #1
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  2. atz413

    Stefan Blom Guest

    To display the Links dialog box, you can do the following: Click the Office
    button, and then click Prepare. Click Edit Links to Files.

    --
    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP



    "atz413" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have created a rather large document in Word with linked images. I do
    >this
    > for various reasons, particularly to allow future updates. However, my
    > boss
    > has asked that I create a version of this document with embedded images.
    > So
    > be it. I know that with previous versions of Word, I could do this through
    > the Edit menu, but that's been blown away (along with a lot of other good
    > stuff, IMO) in Word 2007.
    >
    > A look at the MSWord help file says
    >
    > 1. Right-click the icon or object, point to object type Object (for
    > example,
    > Linked Worksheet Object), and then click Links.
    > 2. Click Break Link.
    >
    > Well, when I right-click an image, there is no "object type" displayed on
    > the pop-up menu. So: Am I looking in the wrong place? What am I doing
    > wrong,
    > or is the help file of no use whatsoever?
    >
    > Also, is there a way to break all the links in the document at one time?
    > If
    > I could even do one, I suppose I could record a macro to do the same thing
    > for all the images, but I can't even do one with the instructions given in
    > the help system.
    >
    > Very confused,
    > Andy
    >
     
    Stefan Blom, Dec 22, 2009
    #2
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  3. Ctrl+Shift+F9 unlinks fields.

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "atz413" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have created a rather large document in Word with linked images. I do
    >this
    > for various reasons, particularly to allow future updates. However, my
    > boss
    > has asked that I create a version of this document with embedded images.
    > So
    > be it. I know that with previous versions of Word, I could do this through
    > the Edit menu, but that's been blown away (along with a lot of other good
    > stuff, IMO) in Word 2007.
    >
    > A look at the MSWord help file says
    >
    > 1. Right-click the icon or object, point to object type Object (for
    > example,
    > Linked Worksheet Object), and then click Links.
    > 2. Click Break Link.
    >
    > Well, when I right-click an image, there is no "object type" displayed on
    > the pop-up menu. So: Am I looking in the wrong place? What am I doing
    > wrong,
    > or is the help file of no use whatsoever?
    >
    > Also, is there a way to break all the links in the document at one time?
    > If
    > I could even do one, I suppose I could record a macro to do the same thing
    > for all the images, but I can't even do one with the instructions given in
    > the help system.
    >
    > Very confused,
    > Andy
    >
    >
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Dec 22, 2009
    #3
  4. atz413

    Steve Lowman Guest

    Break Link to file BUG

    I made charts in Excel. I copied and pasted them as MS Graphic Objects (the default paste option) in Word. I went to Edit Links to Files, and I broke all the links.

    Later, I wanted to update all the fields in the document, i.e. table of contents, cross references, etc. So, I do Ctrl+A and F9. Then the bug shows itself. For every file link that I have broken, Word now looks for a link to a file and gives me a message box to tell me it cannot find the linked file - A SEPARATE MESSAGE BOX FOR EVERY CHART THAT I BROUGHT IN FROM EXCEL !!! - EVERY TIME DO Ctrl + F9 !!!

    What a hopeless mess! Why does Word not recognise that I broke the links because I do not want it to look for the source files - I want the graphic objects to be completely independent and not for Word to go looking for any linked file.

    I have not found any other references to this bug with Internet searches, so I don't know whether anyone else has come across it - if not, then I wonder why not. I can't see a solution to this anywhere - it looks like a stupid logic error in the application design. When I get the time, I will report it to them.

    > On Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:45 PM atz413 wrote:


    > I have created a rather large document in Word with linked images. I do this
    > for various reasons, particularly to allow future updates. However, my boss
    > has asked that I create a version of this document with embedded images. So
    > be it. I know that with previous versions of Word, I could do this through
    > the Edit menu, but that is been blown away (along with a lot of other good
    > stuff, IMO) in Word 2007.
    >
    > A look at the MSWord help file says
    >
    > 1. Right-click the icon or object, point to object type Object (for example,
    > Linked Worksheet Object), and then click Links.
    > 2. Click Break Link.
    >
    > Well, when I right-click an image, there is no "object type" displayed on
    > the pop-up menu. So: Am I looking in the wrong place? What am I doing wrong,
    > or is the help file of no use whatsoever?
    >
    > Also, is there a way to break all the links in the document at one time? If
    > I could even do one, I suppose I could record a macro to do the same thing
    > for all the images, but I cannot even do one with the instructions given in
    > the help system.
    >
    > Very confused,
    > Andy



    >> On Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:25 PM Stefan Blom wrote:


    >> To display the Links dialog box, you can do the following: Click the Office
    >> button, and then click Prepare. Click Edit Links to Files.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Stefan Blom
    >> Microsoft Word MVP



    >>> On Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:10 PM Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:


    >>> Ctrl+Shift+F9 unlinks fields.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
    >>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
    >>> Words into Type
    >>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
    >>> http://word.mvps.org



    >>> Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    >>> ASP.NET HttpPostedFile Image Resizer
    >>> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...8778/aspnet-httppostedfile-image-resizer.aspx
     
    Steve Lowman, Sep 12, 2010
    #4
  5. Re: Break Link to file BUG

    How did you break the link? If you used Ctrl+Shift+F9, you should not be
    getting a prompt to update, as there should no longer be any field to
    update.

    --
    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
    http://word.mvps.org

    "Steve Lowman" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I made charts in Excel. I copied and pasted them as MS Graphic Objects (the
    >default paste option) in Word. I went to Edit Links to Files, and I broke
    >all the links.
    >
    > Later, I wanted to update all the fields in the document, i.e. table of
    > contents, cross references, etc. So, I do Ctrl+A and F9. Then the bug
    > shows itself. For every file link that I have broken, Word now looks for a
    > link to a file and gives me a message box to tell me it cannot find the
    > linked file - A SEPARATE MESSAGE BOX FOR EVERY CHART THAT I BROUGHT IN
    > FROM EXCEL !!! - EVERY TIME DO Ctrl + F9 !!!
    >
    > What a hopeless mess! Why does Word not recognise that I broke the links
    > because I do not want it to look for the source files - I want the graphic
    > objects to be completely independent and not for Word to go looking for
    > any linked file.
    >
    > I have not found any other references to this bug with Internet searches,
    > so I don't know whether anyone else has come across it - if not, then I
    > wonder why not. I can't see a solution to this anywhere - it looks like a
    > stupid logic error in the application design. When I get the time, I will
    > report it to them.
    >
    >> On Tuesday, December 22, 2009 12:45 PM atz413 wrote:

    >
    >> I have created a rather large document in Word with linked images. I do
    >> this
    >> for various reasons, particularly to allow future updates. However, my
    >> boss
    >> has asked that I create a version of this document with embedded images.
    >> So
    >> be it. I know that with previous versions of Word, I could do this
    >> through
    >> the Edit menu, but that is been blown away (along with a lot of other
    >> good
    >> stuff, IMO) in Word 2007.
    >>
    >> A look at the MSWord help file says
    >>
    >> 1. Right-click the icon or object, point to object type Object (for
    >> example,
    >> Linked Worksheet Object), and then click Links.
    >> 2. Click Break Link.
    >>
    >> Well, when I right-click an image, there is no "object type" displayed on
    >> the pop-up menu. So: Am I looking in the wrong place? What am I doing
    >> wrong,
    >> or is the help file of no use whatsoever?
    >>
    >> Also, is there a way to break all the links in the document at one time?
    >> If
    >> I could even do one, I suppose I could record a macro to do the same
    >> thing
    >> for all the images, but I cannot even do one with the instructions given
    >> in
    >> the help system.
    >>
    >> Very confused,
    >> Andy

    >
    >
    >>> On Tuesday, December 22, 2009 2:25 PM Stefan Blom wrote:

    >
    >>> To display the Links dialog box, you can do the following: Click the
    >>> Office
    >>> button, and then click Prepare. Click Edit Links to Files.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Stefan Blom
    >>> Microsoft Word MVP

    >
    >
    >>>> On Tuesday, December 22, 2009 4:10 PM Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:

    >
    >>>> Ctrl+Shift+F9 unlinks fields.
    >>>>
    >>>> --
    >>>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
    >>>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
    >>>> Words into Type
    >>>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
    >>>> http://word.mvps.org

    >
    >
    >>>> Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
    >>>> ASP.NET HttpPostedFile Image Resizer
    >>>> http://www.eggheadcafe.com/tutorial...8778/aspnet-httppostedfile-image-resizer.aspx

    >
     
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Sep 12, 2010
    #5
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