Slide the acceleration down on your video adapter, if that cures the issue, you need
to upgrade your video driver.
Right-click the desktop, properties, settings tab, advanced button, troubleshoot tab.
You can test this too by opening the publication in safe mode.
Mary Sauer MS MVP
"Mark Rae" <mark@mark-N-O-S-P-A-M-rae.co.uk> wrote in message
> Apologies if this is a frequently asked question...
> PC has Publisher 2003 + SP1 (11.6255.6408) on WinXPPro + SP2, 4Gb RAM
> Problem I'm having is when I try to open a Publisher document which was not created
> on the above PC i.e. sent to me from someone else, or created by me on my previous
> Specifically, any images do not display on the page, or in Print Preview. However,
> they do appear in the Graphics Manager if I click the Show Thumbnail checkbox, and
> they do print correctly. If I click View, Pictures on the menubar, the dialog is
> set to Detailed Display. If I change this, click OK, then change it back, still
> If I hover over the pictures, the cursor changes to the four-arrow picture curcor
> and shows the "Picture" tooltip. If I then click on the pictures, the Picture
> toolbar appears. If I right-click on the pictures, I can export them as JPG, GIF
> etc. They just don't display on the page or in Print Preview.
> I've tried recoloring them, bringing them forward, bringing them to the front etc.
> Any assistance gratefully received.
> Mark Rae