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How do I correct the "Error creating OLE Object", "Bad Handle", or "No Bitmap Found" error messages when I view the Media Tree or work with images?
If you are getting "Bad Handle" or "No Bitmap Found" errors, an "Error creating OLE Object" message or all of the images on the report are identical, the Windows Registry will need to be edited. In Windows 95/98, the Windows Paint program is listed as the default application for "BMP/Windows Bitmap" files. If you install a 3rd party graphics application, such as LView or Corel Photohouse, it may tend to "take over" the basic image types. The problem is they take over these default image types without fully supporting all standard Windows-API access methods. Thus in the case of the "OLE Method", these applications take over the work involved in handling .BMP files, but because they fail to provide the OLE services that Ultimate Family Tree expects, the report fails. To correct this, you need to redirect the BMP entry in the Registry to Windows Paint. You MUST have Paint installed for this to work. To find out if you have Paint, go to the Add/Remove Programs window in Control Panel. Click the Windows Setup tab and select Accessories. Click the Details button and scroll through the list to see if Paint is checked. If not, check it and follow the instructions for inserting the Windows CD if necessary. The following instructions explain how to backup and then edit the Registry: (1.) In the Windows Taskbar, click the Start button then click Run. (2.) Type "regedit" (less the quotes) and click OK. This opens the Registry Editor. (3.) On the Registry menu, click Export Registry File. (4.) In the Export Range area, click All to back up your entire registry. (5.) Enter a file name for the backup and click OK. The file extension ".REG" will be added automatically. (6.) Once the Registry has been backed up, double-click on the "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT" folder. Below that you'll see a long list of folders. (7.) Scroll down to the ".bmp" folder (it may display as .BMP) and double-click on that. (8.) Double-click on the "(Default)" line on the right. This opens the Edit String window. (9.) In the Value data field, type: Paint.Picture (Note that this is Paint(dot)Picture.) (10.) Click OK to close the Edit String window and then close the Registry window.
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