by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 30, 2015)
When Rick draws a flow chart and adds a text box, it appears fine on his screen, but when he tries to print it, it's totally blank. Also, when Rick receives a Word document with an image inserted, it doesn't show or print either. He wonders why he can't get the images to print.
Word allows you to control what does or doesn't print with your document—at least for some elements, such as graphics. Here's how you can make sure that Word will send those images to the printer as you expect"
Figure 1. The Printing options for Word.
Figure 2. The Display options for Word.
Now you should be able to print your document and your images should print fine. If they don't print and the images are inline (as opposed to floating), it is possible that they are formatted as Hidden. You can discover if that is the case by choosing the Print Hidden Text option just after step 7, above, and then printing your document again.
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