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When trying to open Microsoft Home Publisher 2000 I get an error message that one of the components is missing. When I click on help it tells me that the WMF graphic filter is missing. Can anyone tell me how to relaod this filter?
I had the exact same problem and couldnt figure out what was going on...but I had a freak fix. I don't know how, but when I installed disc 4 (Picture It! 2000 Setup and Picture Disc) and disc 5 (Additional Art), I was able to access the program again. Hope this helps!
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
Hi there. I am surprised that you're getting that error, as .wmf files don't need a seperate graphic filter. This shouldn't be a problem with your graphics card.
Sounds to me like you need to re-install Microsoft Home Publisher.
Here is a list of graphics file formats, that do/do not need a seperate graphic filter:
You don't need a separate graphics filter installed to insert the following graphics file formats directly into your publication:
Graphics Interchange Format (.gif, .gfa)
JPEG File Interchange Format (.jpeg, .jpg, .jfif, .jpe)
Microsoft Windows Bitmap (.bmp, .rle, .dib, .bmz)
Portable Network Graphics (.png)
Tagged Image File Format (.tiff)
Windows Enhanced Metafile (.emf)
Windows Metafile (.wmf)
You do need a graphics filter installed to insert the following graphics file formats directly into your publication.
Computer Graphics Metafile (.cgm)
The Computer Graphics Metafile graphics filter (Cgmimp32.flt) supports Version 1 of CGM 1992. The filter handles all three encodings, interprets and supports all elements, and correctly handles all valid .cgm graphics files.
The major industry profiles of ATA (Air Transport Association) and CALS (Continuous Acquisition and Life Cycle Support) are fully supported by the Computer Graphics Metafile filter. The filter has been certified as ATA-compliant and CALS-compliant by testing administered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
If you install the filter during Setup, the following files are installed: Cgmimp32.flt, Cgmimp32.fnt, Cgmimp32.cfg, and Cgmimp32.hlp.
This filter has the following limitation: CGM 1992 Versions 2, 3, and 4 are not supported.
The CorelDRAW graphics filter (Cdrimp32.flt) supports .cdr, .cdt, .cmx, and .pat files from CorelDRAW 3.0 through 9.0.
This filter has the following limitations:
The Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) graphics filter (Epsimp32.flt) supports the Adobe Systems Encapsulated PostScript Specification versions 3.0 and earlier. The filter supports .eps images from Tagged Image File Format (.tif, .tiff) (Tagged Image File Format (TIFF): A high-resolution, tag-based graphics format. TIFF is used for the universal interchange of digital graphics.) and Windows Metafile (.wmf) embedded previews.
If an EPS graphics file contains an embedded TIFF or Windows Metafile preview, a representation of the image appears on the screen. The quality of the preview depends on the resolution of the TIFF or Windows Metafile image that is embedded in the EPS file when it is created. Low, medium, and high resolutions are generally available for creating an EPS file. The higher the resolution of the preview image, the larger the EPS file size will be. Because such previews are intended primarily to be used to position images on the page, resolution is often low. A high-resolution preview is not necessary because it is discarded when the EPS file is printed to a PostScript printer.
If an embedded TIFF or Windows Metafile preview is not included in the EPS graphic that you import, the graphic displays a message instead of a preview of the graphic in your publication. However, the graphic is printed correctly to a PostScript printer. If you print an EPS graphic to a non-PostScript printer, the preview image is printed as it appears on the screen.
EPS graphics are designed to be printed on a PostScript printer.
Macintosh PICT (.pct, .pict)
The Macintosh PICT graphics filter (Pictim32.flt) is used to import Macintosh PICT graphics. Rename your Macintosh PICT files with the .pct extension when you copy them to a computer that runs Microsoft Windows, so that Microsoft Office for Windows can recognize the files as PICT graphics. For example, if you have a graphics file named Bear on the Macintosh, you should rename the file to Bear.pct before you insert the file into a file for Windows.
Compressed Macintosh PICT (.pcz)
Macintosh PCZ files are first decompressed and then imported by the Macintosh PICT graphics filter (Pictim32.flt).
WordPerfect Graphics (.wpg)
I will say, if it easies your mind, you can also download the most up to date drivers for graphics card.
Hope that info helps
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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When you start any of the programs listed at the beginning of this article, you may receive one of the following error messages:
One or more components are missing or broken. WMF graphics filter is missing.
Wmf graphics filter is missing.
This behavior can occur if the Windows Metafile (WMF) graphics import filter is damaged or missing.
To resolve this issue, rename the Wmfimp32.flt file:
- Click Start, point to Find, and then click Files or Folders.
- In the Named field, type wmfimp32.flt.
- In the Look in box, click Local hard drives, and then click to select the Include Subfolders check box.
- Click Find Now.
- Right-click the Wmfimp32.flt file, and then click Rename.
- Type wmfimp32.old.
- Press ENTER.
- Close the Find: Files Named Wmfimp32.old dialog box.
- Reinstall the program.
I hope that this helps!
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