The Insert Picture dialog box in Office XP programs always opens in Thumbnails view

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SYMPTOMS

When you try to insert a picture by using any of the programs listed at the beginning of this article, the Insert Picture dialog box always defaults to Thumbnails view.

CAUSE

The Insert Picture dialog box is designed to always open in Thumbnails view.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office XP. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP service pack

Hotfix information

How to obtain the hotfix

This issue is fixed in the Office XP Post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package . For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
823975 Office XP Post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: August 10, 2003

WORKAROUND

To work around this behavior, after the Insert Picture dialog box opens, switch to the view that you want. Or, you can use the following Visual Basic for Applications macro code in Microsoft Word to switch the view when you open the Insert Picture dialog box.

Microsoft provides programming examples for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied. This includes, but is not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. This article assumes that you are familiar with the programming language that is being demonstrated and with the tools that are used to create and to debug procedures. Microsoft support engineers can help explain the functionality of a particular procedure, but they will not modify these examples to provide added functionality or construct procedures to meet your specific requirements. For more information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290140 How to run sample code from Knowledge Base articles
Sub InsertPicture()
'
' InsertPicture Macro
' Inserts a picture from a graphics file.
' Sets the View to (D)etail with SendKeys.
'  View choices [change last Sendkey Letter].
'    D - (D)etails view
'    G - Lar(g)e Icon view
'    L - (L)ist view
'    M - S(m)all Icon view
'    R - P(r)operties View
'    V - Pre(v)iew View
'    T - (T)humbnails View

  SendKeys ("%L{LEFT}D")
   Application.Dialogs(wdDialogInsertPicture).Show

End Sub
				

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Article ID: 301459 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 6.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Publisher 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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