OK, so it appears that you couldn’t do this with Vista either. So what? Microsoft couldn’t FIX THIS.
So this is what happened.
I finally decided I was going to do a real life Word project on my new Windows 7 rig using my new Office 2007.
I was going to create a FLYER.
I was going to use some Clip Art … that I had.
Having written a monthly, graphics intensive, 16-page newsletter for 7 years I had built up quite a nice library of Microsoft clip art on my PCs. I keep them all in a folder within MY PICTURES called ‘Microsoft Clip Art Organizer.’
If I am looking for clip art of a PC or similar I start there.
So in Word 2007 … said INSERT FILE … and looked at my clip art folder. NO PREVIEWS. Aaahhhh!
How can YOU select clip art if you can’t see the damn image?
Well it appears that Microsoft NO LONGER supports previews of THEIR own clip art! (The so called WMF. files.)
I am beyond gob smacked. Microsoft couldn’t fix this?
Yes, you can get around it by using Microsoft Clip Art Organizer which comes as a tool with Office 2007.
I have never used it in anger before. Had to use it today. It has the look-and-feel of a 1980s DOS application. Finally got it to do WHAT I wanted on the 4th try.
Yes, now I can preview my MS clip art via Organizer.
But this is CRAZY.
I read somewhere, a couple of days ago, that Microsoft was laying off 800 people. Hhhmmmmm.
I am still in shock.