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How do I get word documents to show as thumbnails

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Hi,

I was organizing my files in my documents when I noticed that some of my

word files have a thumbnail that shows what the letter actually looks like

but the other word files only show the word icon and not the photo of the

document. So my question is how can I make all my word documents show the

item it is as a thumbnail?

Marie

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    • With File>Properties. In the bottom left corner of the dialog box there is

      an option to save preview picture.

      Greg Maxey/Word MVP

      See:

      http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm

      For some helpful tips using Word.

      Oceanenzyme wrote:

      > Hi,

      > I was organizing my files in my documents when I noticed that some of

      > my word files have a thumbnail that shows what the letter actually

      > looks like but the other word files only show the word icon and not

      > the photo of the document. So my question is how can I make all my

      > word documents show the item it is as a thumbnail?

      > Marie

      #1; Wed, 04 Jun 2008 03:18:00 GMT
    • As Greg has said, Word offers the option to save a preview picture, but you

      probably don't want to use it. For one thing, it adds unreasonably to the

      file size. For another, when you use Preview view in File | Open, you

      actually get a much more usable preview *without* the preview picture than

      with it (try it, and you'll see what I mean). Moreover, if you save a

      preview with a template, then every document based on that template will be

      saved with a preview unless you remember to disable the option.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill

      Microsoft MVP (Word)

      Words into Type

      Fairhope, Alabama USA

      Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org

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      all may benefit.

      "Oceanenzyme" <Oceanenzyme.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:B65A4AFD-EE4D-4CC5-98D0-538EB7FA32C2.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      > Hi,

      > I was organizing my files in my documents when I noticed that some of my

      > word files have a thumbnail that shows what the letter actually looks like

      > but the other word files only show the word icon and not the photo of the

      > document. So my question is how can I make all my word documents show the

      > item it is as a thumbnail?

      > Marie

      >

      #2; Wed, 04 Jun 2008 03:19:00 GMT
    • Suzanne,

      All good points. Sometime I tend to just answer the question rather than

      providing information the user really needs to know. Could that be from

      years of military training ;-).

      Greg Maxey/Word MVP

      See:

      http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm

      For some helpful tips using Word.

      Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:[vbcol=seagreen]

      > As Greg has said, Word offers the option to save a preview picture,

      > but you probably don't want to use it. For one thing, it adds

      > unreasonably to the file size. For another, when you use Preview view

      > in File | Open, you actually get a much more usable preview *without*

      > the preview picture than with it (try it, and you'll see what I

      > mean). Moreover, if you save a preview with a template, then every

      > document based on that template will be saved with a preview unless

      > you remember to disable the option.

      >

      > "Oceanenzyme" <Oceanenzyme.ms-word.todaysummary.com.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:B65A4AFD-EE4D-4CC5-98D0-538EB7FA32C2.ms-word.todaysummary.com.microsoft.com...

      #3; Wed, 04 Jun 2008 03:20:00 GMT