Image quality using Save as PDF in Word 2010 RRS feed

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  • Hi

    We are tying to develop a method to attach a background image and then use the inbuilt Send as PDF funtion to convert it to PDF.  All of the code is fine but we are having real problems with the quality of the images after they have been imported and then converted to PDF.

    So far we have tried JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF and EPS.

    The EPS file is particularly frustrating as if we use a PDF printer the quality is perfect but the takes along time to generate and attach to an email.

    Is there any method to enable Words inbuilt PDF convert to handle EPS files correctly, if not can anybody tell me the best combination of image type and resolution to use with Word to ensure quality of the image within the PDF.  (We are not too worried about what the image looks like in word as they will only ever be sent via PDF)

    Any help or advice much appreciated.


    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 3:00 PM


  • To finish off this thread in case it helps anybody else with the problem we have found (purely by chance) a way of doing this.

    Our design consultants use InDesign on a MAC with Word 2011 (for Mac) installed.  If they insert an eps file into word and send it to us in a docx, we rename the docx to .zip and look in the images folder.  What we find is that the images have been converted to well formed .emf files.

    The .emf files can be inserted into word 2010 and converted to a pdf with perfect quality.

    Hope that helps somebody in the future...


    Tuesday, May 22, 2012 4:28 PM

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