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Old 01-28-2013, 06:14 PM
Arty Arty is offline Windows 8 Office 2007
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I have an illustration made in Illustrator that I want to use in a word document. I have saved it as a eps file to keep the illustration nice and sharp. Now, when I insert the file in Word it appears grainy...

I have saved the illustration as various formats, jpg, png, even pfd, and they all look ok small, but now I have to make a larger illustration and if I enlarge them, they get grainy... I thought an eps file would keep the illustration sharp, maybe I have some setting wrong?

Any ideas that could help me?

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Old 01-29-2013, 11:05 AM
JimP JimP is offline Windows 7 64bit Office 2010 32bit
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I don't have an answer for you but, you drew my interest to where I googled some data. This Link: provides some useful information that my help you.

Briefly, it discusses various graphic formats and defines a .tiff file above all others and the .eps file as the lowest of them all.

So, this may/may not help you . Just thought you may be interested.

I have never used Illustrator but have use other graphics programs (i.e., Visio, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, et al).

One question though: Have you tried to copy & paste the graphic (group all of it) into Word without defining any graphic file format? I have done that with a Visio graphic and inserted directly into Word without problems. You can still size it to fit the desired area.

Hope this helps. If not...sorry...
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:18 PM
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With eps images, what you typically see in Word is a preview image that is saved in the eps file. Unless you're using a postscript printer, the preview image (which is usually of low quality) is what will be printed. With a postscript printer, however, the full eps data will be used, giving an output that is of potentially much higher resolution than Word 2010 is capable of (Word's max is 220dpi, which is somewhat low).
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