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One method of placing vector artwork in Word
Authored by: machard on May 28, '04 01:03:32PM

Word's colour space is RGB. Unfortunately there's no way around that. If you create your original art in RGB there "shouldn't" be any extreme colour shifts. The only way to get Word to Print in any other colour space is to have postscript encapsulated directly in the image file. Then your back to an eps file that won't print on a non-postscript printer.

Since it's vector art, scaling it to 800 doesn't really increase the file size of the final Word doc (although the wmf will be larger, which is irrelevant since we're after a Word doc here) so I'm not sure what it would be overkilling. The more the file needs to be scaled down in Word, the more likely it is that all the straight lines will fade into a curve.

I had never tried GraphicConverter to create the files as another poster mentioned... No converting to outlines and messing around with stuff. The curves stay in tact (So you don't have to worry about scaling it). It seems that GraphicConverter is clearly the best bet!

Just tried Expression3. Don't waste your time with the 55MB download. You can only import legacy Illustrator files and even then it messes up gradients and such...



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