A PNG image is displayed as a black shape in Word 2007 if you use OmniPage to scan the image

Article ID: 958886 – Last Review: November 3, 2008 – Revision: 1.0

A PNG image is displayed as a black shape in Word 2007 if you use OmniPage to scan the image


Consider the following scenario:

  • You use Nuance OmniPage Professional 15.2 to scan an image.
  • In OmniPage Professional, you save the document as a Word 2000 (*.rtf) file type.

    Note The scanned image is saved in the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format in the Microsoft Word 2000 file.

  • You open the file in Microsoft Office Word 2007.

In this scenario, the PNG image is displayed as a black shape in the Word 2007 document.


To work around this problem, open the Word 2000 (*rtf) file in Microsoft Office Word 2003.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the Applies to section.


This problem may also occur in Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007.


For more information about OmniPage, visit the following Nuance Web site:

http://www.nuance.com/omnipage (http://www.nuance.com/omnipage)

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The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.

  • Microsoft Office Word 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007
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