Help editing a picture in word
Thread poster: Dana Carciumaru
Dana Carciumaru  Identity Verified
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Apr 24, 2005

I am using Word2000 for XP and I need to edit a picture with text in it. I have tried the Help feature, but I cannot click on the text in the picture.

Thanks for your help.


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Boris Kimel  Identity Verified
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What kind of a picture Apr 24, 2005

do you have?

If it is a bitmap picture, you won't get far with Word. You'll need to copy it to a bitmap editor (e.g. Photoshop) and edit it there.


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Eduardo Cano Rodríguez  Identity Verified
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Also Paint. Apr 24, 2005

As our colleague said, you can use Photoshop. If you do not have it, you can also do it (in a less professional way) with Paint, included in all Windows.

Regards and good luck.

Edu.


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Selçuk Budak  Identity Verified
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Text boxes Apr 24, 2005

You can configure and use an external editor (like photoshop, etc.)

Alternatively, you can simply use text boxes to edit texts. To hide the original text, ensure that the boxes are solid, i.e., filled with certain background color.

If your drawing toolbar is not visible (active):

View -> Toolbars -> drawings

h.i.h.


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Dana Carciumaru  Identity Verified
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It is a graph with colours and text on the sides Apr 24, 2005

I can open Edit picture, but that's all I can do. I can drag or delete the whole picture, but I cannot work in it.

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Dana Carciumaru  Identity Verified
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Thanks very much for your help. I know now how to do it. Apr 24, 2005

It is very time consuming, but it works.

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Bruno Magne  Identity Verified
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Check the picture... Apr 25, 2005

Hi, Dana

This picture could actually be a grouped object, i.e. a set of text boxes and an image taht have been "grouped". To be sure, just click on the picture to select it and use the right button to see if the "Ungroup" command is available (it should not e greyed). If so, activate it and your picture will show all text boxes and the image. In ordre to translate the text boxes, just click on them. Once all text boxes have been translated, select them all and the image and use the right button again to "Group" them.

Cheers

Bruno Magne



P.S.: the normal way to edit a Word picture is to click TWICE on it. If it's a real picutre, it will be editable. If not, the Image toolnar will pop up and you will only be able to format it.


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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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May have been done in Excel Apr 25, 2005

You mentioned that it is a graph, in which case it may have been done in Excel. If you have the data using which the graph was generated, you can redraw the graph with captions in a new language.

Balasubramaniam


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Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
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One more way Apr 25, 2005

is to draw a textbox and place it over the text in picture, then write in that textbox.

Uldis

Dana Carciumaru wrote:

I am using Word2000 for XP and I need to edit a picture with text in it. I have tried the Help feature, but I cannot click on the text in the picture.

Thanks for your help.


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