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Windows 7: Windows 7 Wordpad - Inserted picture wrong size

30 Jan 2012   #1
Allen Keys

Windows7 Home Premium 32bit
Windows 7 Wordpad - Inserted picture wrong size

When I insert a picture into Worpad the image size is wrong. eg if the picture is 6.2cm across (@300dpi res) it appears as 19cm wide in the A4 Wordpad page. I can insert the same image into an MS Word10 A4 page or Open Office A4 page and the size is correct. Of interest, if I insert the same image into a MSWorks A4 page it is the wrong size also. Can anyone offer any reason or suggestions for this? I checked the size and res of the image in an image program (Irfanview). It is in .jpg format.

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30 Jan 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1

If you right click the image in Wordpad it can be resized.
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30 Jan 2012   #3
Allen Keys

Windows7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks, Roderunner. I was aware of the ability to resize the pic. but I was looking to see if anyone knew if this was a program bug or if I had missed something. It is weird that the same thing happens in MS Works. This leads me to suspect that the new Wordpad has its origins in MS Works.
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30 Jan 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I don't have this problem. Must be a local error.
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01 Feb 2012   #5
Allen Keys

Windows7 Home Premium 32bit

Thanks whs. Your post prompted me to do some further checks - and yes, the pic does get inserted at the correct size IF the resolution is changed from 300 to 96dpi. So, it would appear that there is a bug in the software. My version of Wordpad is V6.1 Build 7601 SP1. As I mentioned initially, the 300dpi pic gets inserted at the correct size in Word10 and Open Office3.3.
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