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Converting a word doc to pdf - image quality deteriorates.

 
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tavi



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:59 pm    Post subject: Converting a word doc to pdf - image quality deteriorates. Reply with quote

My guest info has photos, maps and sketches inserted amongst the text (in a very amateur fashion i.e. copy-pasted).

I create them using Word, then convert to (or rather "save as") a pdf for emailing but have just noticed that the image quality deteriorates badly.

Never noticed this before.

Is this normal or is there something I should be doing differently?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an option for standard printing or publishing online. The online option is likely to compress much more.

If that brings no joy then have a look at your installed printers. Depending on what other software you have installed, you may find you have an alternative print to PDF option, which you could try.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks kev,

I'm not printing though, - just saving it as a pdf to email to guests. The word document's images look fine but the pdf version is much more blurry.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tavi wrote:
thanks kev,

I'm not printing though, - just saving it as a pdf to email to guests. The word document's images look fine but the pdf version is much more blurry.

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I know but you also have the option of print to PDF depending on other software installed. ie. you select print and then instead of a printer you output to a PDF driver. It's how PDFs were made before save as PDF was included in MS Word.

Did you see the options in the save as dialogue? 2 quality settings: Print or online. Check the following settings - one in options/advanced and the other under Tools in the save as dialogue.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes I do have some options (need to go to the other computer).

So I should make the same selections you have?

Will go and play around with it. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tavi wrote:
yes I do have some options (need to go to the other computer).

So I should make the same selections you have?

Will go and play around with it. Thanks.


Those were simply my default settings. If I make a Word doc with most of the page as an image and save to PDF, the PDF is not quite as sharp as the Word doc but pretty close. Unless I had the 2 side by side, I wouldn't have noticed the loss in quality.
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