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Consider the following scenario. You create a document by using the Windows version of Microsoft Office. You insert an Office document as an object into this document. Then, you transfer the document to a Macintosh computer. You open this document in a Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac program or in a Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac program. In this scenario, you experience one of the following display issues with the inserted document:
Lines of text of text may be missing.
Words may overlap one another.
The spacing between words may be greatly exaggerated.
These issues apply to the following objects:
Microsoft Office Word documents
Microsoft Office Excel charts
Excel workbooks and worksheets
To work around this issue, you must open the Office object to force the object to re-render the preview image of the inserted object. To do this, follow these steps:
Open the document that contains the inserted Office object.
Locate the Office object in the document.
Double-click the object. This will open the object in the Office 2004 program or in the Office 2008 program that handles that type of object.
Make a minor change, such as adding and then deleting a space in the document.
Exit and then return to the Office program.
The text in the object should now appear as expected.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.