Images placed in word seem to be downsized and look low-resolution onscreen and in print

Images placed in word seem to be downsized and look low-resolution onscreen and in print

Post by ScanlonDes » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 01:47:02


I am on a mac - Word X - (2001?)

Whether I save an image of 300 dpi (created in illustrator) as a jpg, png,
tif, bmp, pdf, or wmf - when the image is placed in word it looks fuzzy
on-screen and when printed.

If I place an eps - it only shows a box where the image is - so I cannot see
the image itself - but it prints clearly.

Since I am preparing an e-book - I need it to both look clear on-screen and
print at high resolution.

Thanks. Frances
 
 
 

Images placed in word seem to be downsized and look low-resolution onscreen and in print

Post by John McGhi » Wed, 27 Feb 2008 19:41:18

Hi Frances:

Thanks for including your name much nicer to be talking to a real person
:-)

This is a bug. There are issues with EPS graphics in all versions of Word
so far.

I would wait a month, then go up to Word 2008. When they fix the bug, Word
2008 will be the first Mac Word to do EPS properly.

The best raster formats to use in Word are GIF and PNG. PNG is a native
format that it should not fiddle with. But in Word X I believe it does,
anyway.

Cheers


On 26/02/08 2:17 AM, in article C3E85B36.FD56% XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,

>> I am on a mac - Word X - (2001?) >> >> Whether I save an image of 300 dpi (created in illustrator) as a jpg, png, >> tif, bmp, pdf, or wmf - when the image is placed in word it looks fuzzy >> on-screen and when printed. >> >> If I place an eps - it only shows a box where the image is - so I cannot see >> the image itself - but it prints clearly. >> >> Since I am preparing an e-book - I need it to both look clear on-screen and >> print at high resolution. >> >> Thanks. Frances >>

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