18 July 2007

Remove Word Drawing Canvas

When making a Microsoft Word Picture in Microsoft Word 2003, the drawing editor first adds a drawing canvas. Apparently, the canvas allows the user to keep shapes together when printing, so that the picture isn't split between two pages. While it might be useful for shapes inserted into a document, there's isn't much point having a canvas in a Word Picture object, because that's displayed in one page. To stop Word from automatically adding a drawing canvas, select Tools / Options / General and uncheck Automatically create drawing canvas when inserting Autoshapes.