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Word file missing pictures; Edit links

December 1st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

ReceivedĀ a Word file and all the pictures are missing? Could well be because the images were linked and not embedded in the document. The creator of the file will need to edit the links and save the pictures in the file. It’s easy:

Word 2007:

Click the Office button and select Prepare > Edit Links to Files. Then for each link (you can select them all using the Shift key), check the box ‘Save picture in document’. Do a ‘Save As’ and it’s done.

Word 2010:

Click File. In the Properties section on right of the file menu pop up there should be a button near the bottom that says ‘Edit Links to Files’, click the button. Then for each link (you can select them all using the Shift key), check the box ‘Save picture in document’. Do a ‘Save As’ and it’s done.

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  1. Madison
    March 6th, 2013 at 20:41 | #1

    If you have trouble with this method, try clicking “Break Link” right after you click “Save picture in document.” It didn’t work for me until I added in this step.

  2. JJ
    June 19th, 2013 at 16:31 | #2

    In Word 2010,
    Where is the Properties section? Where is the file popup menu? Where is the “Edit links to Files” button?
    Where do you click Break link? Where do you click “Save picture in document”?

  3. Jane
    December 10th, 2013 at 15:52 | #3

    In Word 2010 the instructions are slightly incorrect.
    1. Click File.
    2. Look at the FAR RIGHT of the screen, close to the bottom. In the Related Documents section there is a tiny link – Edit Links to Files.

    Once you’ve located that link just follow the instructions already given above

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