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Thread poster: Ali Al awadi
Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
Romania
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Feb 13, 2008

Dear all,
I have an MS Word file with some images which were included in it using copy-paste.
I would like to edit the images and type in some words on each image.
Unfortunately, the edit function is disabled with these images in particular for a reason which I dont know. Any suggestions would be highly appreciated.

Regards
Ali Al-awadi


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Idea Feb 13, 2008

I'm no real expert so anyone correct me if I'm wrong. But as far as I know you can't usually "edit" images pasted into a Word document. If you want to type words into the image (or make it appear as if words are typed into the image), I suggest the following:

1. Right click on the image, choose "Format picture", then on the "Layout" Tab, change the layout from "In line with text" to "Square". This will allow you to put stuff on top of the picture.

2. Type the words you want (away from the image), highlight the text, then click on "Format" in the menu, and "Insert text box". The text will appear in a textbox. Again, right-click the text box, choose "Format picture", and in "Colors and Lines" make the textbox with "No fill" and "no line". Right click the box again, click on "Order" and select "Bring to front".

3. Now drag the text on top of the image.


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Nesrin  Identity Verified
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Last step... Feb 13, 2008

Sorry there's one last thing you can do:

4. Select both image and text together (by clicking on one, then clicking on the other while holding down the Ctrl key), right-click on them, click on "Grouping" then "Group". Image and text box will be grouped as one unit which you can move around.


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Easy Feb 13, 2008

The easiest solution is any of the following:

1) Open Paint Shop Pro
2) Open Photoshop
3) Open Corel Draw, et al.

Word is a word processor not an image one. Some years ago I wanted to edit images in word and it's quite hard...or impossible in some cases

¡Salaam!


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Make little tables Feb 13, 2008

Ali Al awadi wrote:
I would like to edit the images and type in some words on each image.


I assume you're doing this for a client, and the client had included those images, and the client wants those images translated. What I would do, is create a two-column table underneath each image, and type the original text in the first column and type the translation in the second column. Then... the client can redo the images himself without fear that he will make a mistake.


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Mariam Osmann
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another tip Feb 13, 2008

Ali Al awadi wrote:

I would like to edit the images and type in some words on each image.


If you will charge ur client for DTP, and your really like to just translate the text.
1. u can copy and paste the image in a powerpoint document, then save your file as .png.
2. Now you can play with image using Photoshop, remove the source text.
3. If you don't have the Arabic text supported on the photoshop, insert the .png in a new powerpoint file, add the arabic text, group the text with the background image and and save as png.
4. Go to Photoshop and trim the image.

HTH


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Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
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Expert Feb 14, 2008

Nesrin wrote:

I'm no real expert so anyone correct me if I'm wrong.


I don't think so. It worked well especially with images that have no text, and one likes to type in a text. It was great actually.

So grateful for your help and prompt response , Nesrin.


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Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
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Open Paint Shop Pro Feb 14, 2008

Yaotl Altan wrote:

The easiest solution is any of the following:
1) Open Paint Shop Pro
2) Open Photoshop
3) Open Corel Draw, et al.


I tried the trial version of Open Paint Shop Pro. It does edit a picture only if the picture is saved as a separte file in, e.g. jpeg, gif, etc. formats.

Thanks a lot Yaotl Altan!


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Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
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No margin of error Feb 14, 2008

[quote]Samuel Murray wrote:

Ali Al awadi wrote:
Then... the client can redo the images himself without fear that he will make a mistake.


Many thanks Samuel!

You are always there for prompt and highly-appreciated support. Actually, I had to use the two-table option with a few images which drove me to the end of my tether. Your idea is really wonderful as it saves both time and effort. Moreover, it leaves no margin of error.


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Ali Al awadi  Identity Verified
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A nice recipe to follow Feb 14, 2008

[quote]MAllaqui wrote:

Ali Al awadi wrote:

If you will charge ur client for DTP, and your really like to just translate the text.


Sure I will charge her. Having followed your recipe, jumping among, and sometimes over, files and formats , I acted like a DTP specialist. And, it worked well for a reason which I dont know.

Merci ya Mariam!


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