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One method of placing vector artwork in Word
Authored by: jcscott on May 27, '04 03:44:10PM

Sorry, that procedure won't create VECTOR art to import into Word. GraphicConverter rasterizes the PDF, or any other format opened and then saved to WMF. Illustrator can save to a vectored WMF file, but you get those lines mentioned earlier in prints and in PDFs saved from the print dialog. When will Micro$oft play nice?

By the way, GraphicConverter is shareware and well worth the purchase price.



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One method of placing vector artwork in Word
Authored by: egilDOTnet on May 28, '04 06:51:16AM

Dang!

Thanks for correcting me though! :)



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Skip the PDF and go directly to GraphicConverter. Works perfect!
Authored by: machard on May 28, '04 01:11:36PM

You guys just added an unnecessary step... skip the pdf and open the ai or eps directly in GraphicConverter.

Works like a charm! Way better than dealing with Illustrator!



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Anything GC outputs is still a bitmap!!! That's not what we want.
Authored by: hamarkus on May 28, '04 02:15:01PM

Anything GC outputs is still a bitmap!!! That's not what we want. Anything can be done via bitmaps, if you just make them big enough (and don't expect to be able to edit them again) but that is not the point.

Vector graphics are small files and high quality (no pixels at whatever magnification you look at it). Bitmaps are either small or high quality (and, depending on what you need, huge).

Anyway, anybody who wants high qualtity and uses Word or Powerpoint will probably run sooner or later into some problems like this.



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You're totally right. I revert back to my original instructions/post above...
Authored by: machard on May 31, '04 02:18:16PM

You're totally right. I revert back to my original instructions/post above...



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