Snagit (Windows): Paste images do not show in MS Word


This is a known issue in Microsoft Word. It can occur when images are pasted into Normal view and have a wrapping style other than "in line with text." Word contains separate drawing and text layers. When an image is inserted into a document as float over text, it is inserted into the drawing layer. In Normal and Outline view, this drawing layer is not visible, and therefore, the image is not either.


  • Select a view option other than Normal or Outline view. To change the view, select a view option from the View menu.
  • Change the picture formatting layout to "in line with text" while in Normal view. To do this, choose Tools > Options > Edit tab. Select the In line with text option from the Insert/paste pictures as dropdown list.
  • Enable the Drawings option. Choose Tools > Options > View tab > enable Drawings.
  • Disable the Picture placeholders option. Choose Tools > Options > View tab > disable Picture placeholders.
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