Large image of apple in front of text

Microsoft Word 2002 (full product)
June 17, 2010 at 03:47:34
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there,

Recently, a user on our network was sent a Word document from an internal user on XP using Word 2003. The recipient of the file was using Word 2002, however when they open the file, a big red cherry/apple appears in the middle of the screen.

Double clicking the image doesn't select it...when you 'Enter' down and create a new page, the apple/cherry appears again.

When I have viewed this using Word 2003, the image doesn't appear.

Any ideas?


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June 17, 2010 at 05:37:28

Have you looked at Format - Background - Watermark.

This could be a watermark image.
The above commands allow you to specify 'No image'.

In earlier versions of Word (not sure about 2002), watermarks were added through the header or footer and could then be moved outside the header or footer areas.

Try opening the footer and see if the image is accessible with the footer (or the header) open.


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June 17, 2010 at 08:44:37
I don't think it will be a watermark...its actually more like someone has inserted a clipart image, but locked it so it can't be removed.

Is this something that could be done in 2002?

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June 17, 2010 at 08:58:56

In Word 2000, clipart images could be inserted into the body of the document through the footer or header.

I have no idea if this is what you have, but it's worth a try.

Other than that I have no other ideas about removing it.

Does it copy when you select the text and paste it into a new empty Word document.


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