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When you attempt to edit an object created in Microsoft Draw, the following error message appears:
The server application, source file, or item cannot be found. Make sure the application is properly installed, and that it has not been deleted, moved, or renamed.
Microsoft Draw is not installed on your system. In addition, Microsoft Word does not automatically convert the Microsoft Draw object to a Word picture.
NOTE: Microsoft Draw is installed by Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0.
If you are a registered Microsoft Office user, you can download and install Microsoft Draw 98. Microsoft Draw 98 makes the OfficeArt drawing tools available in any OLE-compliant program. You can obtain Microsoft Draw 98 from the following Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=BA0F1778-B1FF-48F1-8302-4893EE8120B9After you install Microsoft Draw 98, you can double-click the MSDraw object and edit it as a Microsoft Draw 98 drawing.
If you are unable to download Microsoft Draw 98, use any of the following methods to work around this problem.
Method 1: Unlink the Embed Field, and Edit Using the Picture Editor in WordThe Microsoft Draw object is an embed field. Unlink the field, and then edit the object using the Picture Editor. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 2: Install Microsoft Draw from the Word 2.x DisksIf you have the Microsoft Word version 2.x disks, you can choose to install only Microsoft Draw. To install Microsoft Draw, follow these steps:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 211277 - Last Review: February 24, 2009 - Revision: 2.0
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