This problem seems to have been around a while, but I haven't found a solution that works for me. I have OS 10.7.4, Word 2008 12.3.3, and an HP DeskJet 6540. I have a Word docx file with png images I can see in the document, but not in Preview or in the little thumbnail preview.
Things that I have tried include: turned printer and computer on and off; reinstalled printer driver; checked that "placeholders" was unchecked and "background images" checked in the Preferences; checked that the images were in line with text, not anchored elsewhere or stuck in the header or footer; copied individual images to a blank document (from which they printed fine, but not upon reinsertion in the original document); inserted the whole file into a new document (images still wouldn't print).
I'm all out of ideas, and the internet seems to be too. Has anyone found a solution that works?
Thanks a million.