How to Fix Word Document Not Showing Pictures

Microsoft Word is powerful text editing tool that makes your job effortless. With the aid of this program, you can include much stuff for instance text, hyperlink, clip art, OEL object, chart, image, video and more in your Word file.But, some users experienced an odd issue with their Word document regarding images embedded in their file. Yes, pictures inserted to a Word file may not show up when the user tries to access the document.

A Word file fails to display its images due to a number of reasons.

Case 1: Usually this issue arises even due to some settings that you made to your word application. Using the “Wrapping style” option with your image instead of “In line with text” and other settings listed below can be a reason for the issue:

  • Word document view is set to Draft view or Outline
  • If Show drawings and text boxes on-screen preference is disabled.
  • When Print drawings created in Word choice deactivated.
  • If you have enabled, Use draft quality

Case 2: When you opt “In line with text” selection for your inserted images and still, your Word document is not showing pictures then it seems Picture Placeholders option is enabled in your Word application.

Case 3: In some circumstances, your images don't show up in Word document, if there exist any glitches in your Windows video driver.

So, try below-explained troubleshooting methods and try to solve your Word document not showing pictures problem.

Method 1: Use "In line with text" option

  • Click on the inserted image
  • Switch to Format tab
  • Go to Arrange group
  • Select Text Wrapping
  • Opt In-line with text

Method 2: Change the View

If you are using Draft or Outline view, then select one of these views,

Print Layout/ Full-Screen Reading / Web Layout

Method 3: Enable Show drawings and text boxes on-screen option

  • Go to File and select Options
  • Click on Advanced tab
  • Switch to Show document content
  • Enable Show drawings and text boxes on-screen option
  • Hit OK button

 Method 4: Enable Print drawings created in Word option

  • Hit File tab and go to Options
  • Jump to Display
  • In Printing options, enable Print drawings created in Word option
  • Apply changes

Method 5: Disable Use draft quality

  • Follow the fourth method and navigate to Print
  • Uncheck Use draft quality option
  • Opt OK

Method 6: Disable Picture Placeholders

  • Track the third method and reach Show document content
  • Uncheck Show Picture Placeholderspreference
  • Hit OK option

 Method 7: Video driver

  • Go to Start and launch Command Prompt
  • Type CPL
  • Change your Windows video driver color quality settings and screen resolution.
  • Try updating the video driver

If none of the above fixations helps you then you have to employ some potent troubleshooting technique to bring your Word file back to the normal working state. So, try to repair your DOC file / DOCX file using Remo Word Repair utility. The tool is capable of solving any odd behavior of the Word document, regardless of the cause behind the corruption.

Also, know how to recover unsaved Word document on Mac by going through this article.

However, you should never forget a fact that if you don’t want to get into any problematic situations regarding your Word files then always maintain multiple copies of your important Word document in different locations.

How to Fix Word Document Not Showing Pictures was last modified: August 10th, 2020 by John Harris

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