MS Word not displaying page numbers, images [Solved/Closed]

Janu - Oct 11, 2008 at 05:43 AM - Latest reply:  rachbank
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So far MS word worked fine. But now it is not showing up images. Also not even page numbers. Instead showing up {Page}. Please let me know why this happens? How to bring them out?
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In Word 2007
File[Office Button]=>Word Options=>Advanced=>Show Document content and uncheck "show field codes instead of their values"

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rizvisa1 4481 Posts Thursday January 28, 2010Registration dateContributorStatus January 6, 2016 Last seen - Jul 18, 2010 at 09:46 AM
Elizabeth: If you go to Tools - options, and click on View tab. You would see an option for Field Code. Uncheck it
Hey Eric that was great. Thanks
Thanks for this help. May be too simple for many but it made my day i tell you :-)
Thank you so much! I've been trying to figure this out for four months now!!!
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File[Office Button]=>Word Options=>Advanced=>Show Document content and uncheck "show field codes instead of their values"
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Go to Tools->Options ->View-> Show - Uncheck(clear) the field codes.
Thank you, I've been putting up with this for ages, constantly using shift+F9 to toggle the field codes back to normal.
Thank you very much...
Great tip... This has been bugging me for the last couple of days and I came across this post. Thanks for your help.
thanks! sharu.. that really worked!
THANK YOU! This has been making me NUTS!!!!!
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None of the above suggestions worked for me until I tried this: (Word 2003)
1. Click the Tools->Options menu item.
2. Click the View tab.
3. Uncheck the Picture Placeholders checkbox.
4. Click OK.

minidiscguru - Feb 27, 2009 at 05:44 PM
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I was vexed by this problem for about a week, then I searched online and came up with this forum. For MS-Word 2003, I went to Tools, Options, View. (1) If Field Codes Box is checked, you will see the the code (EMBED Word Picture.8), so un-check this box. (2) If Picture Placeholder Box is checked, you will see the an outline of the picture, but no picture, so un-check this box. I have no idea how these boxes got checked. Perhaps I received some Word file that had these options and somehow during a Word recovery, the document template got updated to these settings.
Thanks, (2) worked which was a great help.
Thank you so much!
Fantastic, many thanks
lulubell 1 Posts Monday November 26, 2012Registration date November 26, 2012 Last seen - Nov 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Thank you so, so much! I spent about an hour trying to figure out what the problem was by Googling, Googling, Googling. Everything was working fine yesterday, but all of a sudden, my images weren't showing up anymore. I have no idea how that box got checked, but I unchecked it and now all is back to normal. I really can't thank you enough :)! Your advice was the only thing that did the trick! You're the best.
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Ok, so if anyone is experiencing the same issue as I did here is a half but working solution. I use WORD2007 and I wanted to add page numbers to my pages, but when I did so, nothing happened. I was thinking maybe I did something wrong, but as I fiddled with Table of Contents and Table of Images, both of them showed up the accurate page numbers, so I became suspicious. I think something is wrong with this new office, or the software distribution was faulty. Dunno, but I checked and unchecked in the Document field codes box, and nothing happened. So WORD2007 did not even put a field code in the area where I put the page numbers. To overcome this problem I opened a document which had page numbering, and I was curious of the page number code. It was { PAGE }, so I CTRL-C, CTRL-V-ed into my document, once again checked the (In Word 2007
File[Office Button]=>Word Options=>Advanced=>Show Document content and uncheck "show field codes instead of their values") box and voila! I had my document with page numbers!
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Hey this isnt working the field code was already unchecked. I tried unchecking all of them also but it doesnt work.
Please help.
1. Click the Microsoft Office Button , and then click Word Options.
2. Click Add-Ins.
3. In the Manage list, select Disabled Items, and then click Go.
4. If Building Blocks.dotx is listed, click it, and then click Enable.
5. Restart Office Word 2007.
Thanks, this worked a treat... nothing else helped.

best solution!!!
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Thank you very much. This was driving me nuts with the pictures not displaying.
Dear brother,

thank you I was able to see the images and page numbers
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tthat mate this worked it was driving me bloody nuts .You are a gem minidiscguru
thanks to whoever came up with this. I guess I was playing around with the options and accidentally checked the picture placeholder box. THANKS!!!!!!!
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Use the keystroke Alt+F9 to toggle field code display on/off...faster than going thru the menus.
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I too had the same problem. Tools>Options>view and unchecking field codes worked for me. Thanks a lot sharu.

Microsoft products keep misbehaving once in a while.
Nathaniel Assis - Dec 11, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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i would also add that in some cases it will help to uncheck the "Show picture placeholders" in addition to "Show field codes instead of their values".
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The below reference workout me.Thanks !!! for the reference

Go to Tools->Options ->View-> Show - Uncheck(clear) the field codes
vectron3443 20 Posts Monday August 11, 2008Registration date February 28, 2009 Last seen - Oct 11, 2008 at 10:33 AM
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have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling office on your pc?
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I used to see the same issue in my machine. And previously I used to select the {page} and right-click and then click on "Toggle filed codes".
Thanks a lot for the answer on how to fix this problem.
Thailand user - Jan 9, 2009 at 03:50 AM
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Word 2007 Blank Pictures --- another fix

LH-side main drop-down Word Options
Show document content
untick the "Show picture placeholders (tickbox)

This fix is additional to or (couldn't find it anyway) the unfindable help about "canvas"
Ali > DavidBeale - Apr 7, 2009 at 11:14 PM
Hey, thanks a lot! The 'show picture place holder' tag did the trick for me, thanks for posting!
Conrad > DavidBeale - Apr 16, 2009 at 10:25 AM
Thanks. I can't believe this would be the new default. It was driving me nutts also
Neeva Candida > DavidBeale - Feb 15, 2010 at 09:00 PM
This helped me!
Upon Further Review - May 18, 2009 at 02:42 PM
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Thanks ever so much for that solution, which had been plaguing me as I tried to print a film script to enter in a writing contest. No matter how I modified the settings, I kept getting PAGE with brackets around it on every page when I printed the script ... and the Microsoft help menu was no help at all.

Incidentally, the solution to this problem is slightly different on Microsoft Office Word 2003, but with the help of your basic information I was easily able to adapt.

I went to:

Tools=Options=Print=Include with document=Field codes

and unchecked the Field codes box.

Great site. Best regards to all.
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Thanks a lot for the help, I saved me a lot of time. I have been user of MS Word for many years, considered myself not an inexpert user, and this gave me a hard time for many days. I was thinking something wrong in the installation, etc. why Microsoft has to make it this way? , when so many people have the same problem tells me the problem is the product. I hope they improve over time.
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hello all... i'm using Vista and have tried all of the above and I still can't see the picture I'm adding. Any other suggestions other than dumping vista and going back to XP?
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thank you for the information...I had been having trouble with inserting toc and fields in firms
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