- You drag a .txt file into an Office file from Windows Explorer.
- You click Insert, click
Object, and then click Create from File in an Office program.
Note This issue occurs in all Office 2003 and Office XP products, in Microsoft WordPad, and in third-party products.
Some file types use 32-bit color icons in Windows XP and in Windows Server 2003. If Windows uses a 32-bit color schema, the CreateMetaFile function cannot obtain the appropriate WMF preview picture in the Ole32.dll file. Therefore, the CreateMetaFile function returns a blank picture.
Note This issue occurs in any application that uses the CreateMetaFile function.
- Right-click the desktop, and then click
- On the Settings tab, select Medium (16 bit) in the Color quality list.
- Try to insert the object again.
Article ID: 925082 - Last Review: Oct 29, 2008 - Revision: 1