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Microsoft Word and Google Photos
October 14, 2017
4:07 pm
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I attended your seminar last February in Chandler AZ and immediately started using Google Photos.  However I am currently using Microsoft Word to put together our annual Christmas Letter and cannot seem to get any photos onto various pages.  I have queried your site and even looked at your Photos book with no luck.  Help!

 

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October 14, 2017
9:27 pm
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David,

Great question! And one that is much easier to show you than to tell you, so I made one of my quick tip videos. There may be other ways to do it, but this video shows how I use Google Photos to insert a picture in a Word Document. Let me know if it helps:

October 16, 2017
3:03 pm
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Looks simple but I couldn’t make it work.  Note that my PC is a MacBook Pro with the Microsoft Office software and My telephone is an Android, Motorola Droid.  When I go to the Google button on the Mac the Google Photos image comes up with some other frequently used sites but there are no photos.  I then go to photos.google.com and there are all my photos that are on the Android.  I right click and copy and then try to paste to word and get the message that Word was unable to read the document, it may be corrupt.  I tried this several times with the same result.

 

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October 21, 2017
12:14 pm
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I finally found the problem.  It turns out that I had two gmail accounts and Google Chrome couldn’t figure out which one that I was using.  I deleted the account that I was not using and was then able to copy a picture from Google Photos to Word.  However Kris I had one difference from your video, I couldn’t just right click then copy but had to left click to identify the picture then I could right click and copy.

 

David

October 21, 2017
8:18 pm
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Good job in figuring it all out! 

Yes, accounts are critical in working with google photos – or any personal content in Google. I say they’re like safe deposit boxes – each account (email address) is a different safe deposit box and you need to have the right key (username/password) to open the right box.

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