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Can't Insert Object embedding or Object Links in Wordpad

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by puterbaby, Sep 29, 2005.

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  1. puterbaby

    puterbaby Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2003
    I run Windows XP. Using Word pad and Paint-I am trying to link an object from Paint into Wordpad. The graphic I am using is a simple outline of a coffee cup. I go through the procedure (I am taking a Windows XP class, so the steps from the book) and the results are a black icon sized box with the file extension and title of the .bmp file I am trying to link. It is suppose to be the coffee cup image. The same happens when I try to embed it instead of link it. Also as a result, I am unable to update any editing changes made to the source file.
    I have tried other files from my personal pictures with the same results. Also tried embedding video files. I will get a link, when I double click on it, Windows Media Player opens with the .avi file being displayed. I should have the .avi file on my document in wordpad instead.
    My instructor was only willing to suggest that perhaps it has something to do with active X.
    I have been attempting to solve this myself for several days. Asking friends and instructors for assistance. I have successfully embedded, linked and updated the link on 3 other computers with the same Operating system as mine. So it is something with my computer. So far, nobody has any idea as to where to begin, except for the active X suggestion.

    Thank you for any suggestions

    Puter Baby-working on graduating from computer preschool!
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