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Using InDesign Graphics in Word

May 17, 2013 10:17 AM

My designer made me a letterhead graphic.  I put the graphic into Word and PDFed the Word document.  The graphic lost a lot of crispness and I cannot send it to clients.  Does anyone know how to fix this?



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    May 17, 2013 11:25 AM   in reply to alilling

    The graphic is likely a pixel based/image format.

    Images are downsampled upon pdf creation to the anticipated need.

    If you chose Standard Quality for the pdf, the image graphic is at 72 pixels per inch, much less than suitable for anything other than images on screen.


    If the graphic incorporated type or sharp lines and edges, a minimum suggested pixel per inch setting would be 600.


    Choosing High Quality as the pdf preset may suffice. 


    We would need to know the type of image used in the Word document. A screenshot would help.

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    May 17, 2013 2:01 PM   in reply to alilling

    Try saving the image as Enhanced Metafile (emf). It seems that works the best from Word to PDF.

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    May 19, 2013 10:29 AM   in reply to alilling

    I have the PDF add-in in Word, so I just use the defaults settings. I think it should work for you as well. Give it a try.

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    Jun 6, 2013 6:08 AM   in reply to alilling

    Is this a Powerpoint question or another InDesing question? In either case, I think you should start a new thread and give complete details, and if it's powerpoint, don't expect a lot of help here unless one of our readers also happens to be a power user for Powerpoint.

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