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Default PDF inserted into a Word doc is fuzzy/poor quality. Why?

When I insert a pdf into a Word doc (the cover page, in this case), it is not
pretty. The quality looks poor and unprofessional.

Any ideas on how to overcome this?

Thank you.
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Default PDF inserted into a Word doc is fuzzy/poor quality. Why?

PDF is a graphic format - unless you insert it at 100% size there will be
artefacts due to the shrinkage. Word will cause inserted objects to shrink
to the current margins.

Inserting PDF files *is* poor and unprofessional.

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Heather C. wrote:
When I insert a pdf into a Word doc (the cover page, in this case),
it is not pretty. The quality looks poor and unprofessional.

Any ideas on how to overcome this?

Thank you.



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Default PDF inserted into a Word doc is fuzzy/poor quality. Why?

So you're saying that inserting a pdf into a document is not recommended.
What's the alternative?
Heather

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

PDF is a graphic format - unless you insert it at 100% size there will be
artefacts due to the shrinkage. Word will cause inserted objects to shrink
to the current margins.

Inserting PDF files *is* poor and unprofessional.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
When I insert a pdf into a Word doc (the cover page, in this case),
it is not pretty. The quality looks poor and unprofessional.

Any ideas on how to overcome this?

Thank you.




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Default PDF inserted into a Word doc is fuzzy/poor quality. Why?

It depends what the objective is. If this is as suggested a cover page -
then recreate the cover page in Word. If you are inserting PDF files with a
document for reference, then print the PDFs directly from Acrobat or Adobe
reader and attach them. Inserted PDF files are always going to be something
of a compromise. The whole point of PDF is that it is not an editable format
but a stand-alone graphical representation of a document.

Did you check the inserted size of the object?

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
So you're saying that inserting a pdf into a document is not
recommended. What's the alternative?
Heather

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

PDF is a graphic format - unless you insert it at 100% size there
will be artefacts due to the shrinkage. Word will cause inserted
objects to shrink to the current margins.

Inserting PDF files *is* poor and unprofessional.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
When I insert a pdf into a Word doc (the cover page, in this case),
it is not pretty. The quality looks poor and unprofessional.

Any ideas on how to overcome this?

Thank you.



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Default PDF inserted into a Word doc is fuzzy/poor quality. Why?

I hear you in your suggestion of recreating the cover in Word. A designer
already created a really nice looking cover sheet for me, so it would be
great to use it. Obviously, he works in the Mac world and I, in Windows so it
be laborious for him to send all the elements for recreation on my end (and I
am not sure I could do it justice).

His pdf is currently sized at 256kb. Would changing the size help the
situation? Your continued help is appreciated.

Heather

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

It depends what the objective is. If this is as suggested a cover page -
then recreate the cover page in Word. If you are inserting PDF files with a
document for reference, then print the PDFs directly from Acrobat or Adobe
reader and attach them. Inserted PDF files are always going to be something
of a compromise. The whole point of PDF is that it is not an editable format
but a stand-alone graphical representation of a document.

Did you check the inserted size of the object?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
So you're saying that inserting a pdf into a document is not
recommended. What's the alternative?
Heather

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

PDF is a graphic format - unless you insert it at 100% size there
will be artefacts due to the shrinkage. Word will cause inserted
objects to shrink to the current margins.

Inserting PDF files *is* poor and unprofessional.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
When I insert a pdf into a Word doc (the cover page, in this case),
it is not pretty. The quality looks poor and unprofessional.

Any ideas on how to overcome this?

Thank you.






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Default PDF inserted into a Word doc is fuzzy/poor quality. Why?

You could send the pdf to the link on my web site and I will have a look at
it?

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Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
I hear you in your suggestion of recreating the cover in Word. A
designer already created a really nice looking cover sheet for me, so
it would be great to use it. Obviously, he works in the Mac world and
I, in Windows so it be laborious for him to send all the elements for
recreation on my end (and I am not sure I could do it justice).

His pdf is currently sized at 256kb. Would changing the size help the
situation? Your continued help is appreciated.

Heather

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

It depends what the objective is. If this is as suggested a cover
page - then recreate the cover page in Word. If you are inserting
PDF files with a document for reference, then print the PDFs
directly from Acrobat or Adobe reader and attach them. Inserted PDF
files are always going to be something of a compromise. The whole
point of PDF is that it is not an editable format but a stand-alone
graphical representation of a document.

Did you check the inserted size of the object?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
So you're saying that inserting a pdf into a document is not
recommended. What's the alternative?
Heather

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

PDF is a graphic format - unless you insert it at 100% size there
will be artefacts due to the shrinkage. Word will cause inserted
objects to shrink to the current margins.

Inserting PDF files *is* poor and unprofessional.

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


Heather C. wrote:
When I insert a pdf into a Word doc (the cover page, in this
case), it is not pretty. The quality looks poor and
unprofessional.

Any ideas on how to overcome this?

Thank you.



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Open PDF.

Click Save As

Choose jpg

In your Word doc insert Picture.

You PDF is now saved as an image an easy to insert into Word doc without the loss of quality.

Think Parsimony.

Jim Oz
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