How do I display images in draft view (or at least, some sort of a boundary box) in draft view using Word 2007?
This problem applies to both Word 2007 and Word 2010. There doesn't appear to be a proper fix, but there's a workaround that may work for you: Save the document as .doc instead of .docx. In-line images in a .doc file will display in draft mode. In-line images in a .docx file will not.
I don't believe this is possible. Draft mode does not show images in Word 2007. An invisible placeholder the size of the image is shown. If you click it, Word highlights it so you can see the size of the image. However, it doesn't do any more than that. It won't even display the right-click menu that's specific to an image.
I think the last version that showed images in draft mode was Word 97. Older word documents sometimes show images in draft mode when opened in Word 2007, but I don't know of any way to insert a new image and have it displayed.
Go to Office Button | Word Options | Advanced: Show document content and make sure that “Show drawings and text boxes on screen” is checked and that “Show picture placeholders” is not checked.