This procedure explains how to break links for linked images in a Word 2010 document, so that the images become embedded in the Word document.
It can be applied after a Word document is published from Author-it content, and users decide to embed rather than link the images.
Caution: Best practice is to link rather than embed images. The Embed Linked Images procedure will cause any image scaling in Author-it to be lost in the Word document, and images will import at their original 100% size. An alternative embedding procedure is to use the AfterPublish Macro to Embed Linked Images in the Document before importing.
Note: This macro is not available for use in Author-it Cloud.
Requirement: Your document must actually have linked images
This utility is only available when the currently open document actually contains linked images. If you open a blank document for example, you will not find this utility.
To break image links to embed those images in a Microsoft Word 2010 document:
- Open the Word doc with the linked images.
- From the File menu choose Info.
This screen is divided into two main parts. On the right is information about the document.
At the bottom of this section is a small heading Related Documents, and the Edit Links to Files hyperlink is below that.
- Click Edit Links to Files to display the Links dialog:
- Select the linked images from the list and then click Break Link.