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.
Try saving the image as Enhanced Metafile (emf). It seems that works the best from Word to PDF.
Hi, these tips were very helpful. Thank you.
Once we create the image and put it into Word, what are the best settings under Print to Adobe properties to use to make it the highest resolution PDF? Thanks for your help.
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.
Hi, in PowerPoint 2003 - when I used to print to a PDF, it came out clean. Now, the quality is low (same document). With the same standard settings, the image is distorted and it shows a lot of white space around the slide, like its a zoomed out Did I change something by accident? Any ideas on how to fix it? Thanks for your help.
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.