pdf & jpeg inserted in Publisher document is printing blurry

Discussion in 'Publisher Newsgroups' started by Cathy, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Cathy

    Cathy Guest

    I have inserted a pdf and a jpeg into my Microsoft Office Publisher document
    and they are both printing blurry. The rest of the document is fine. Is there
    a way to fix this? Thanks.
    Cathy, Jul 16, 2009
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  2. depends on the quality of the original image.

    I've never had good luck with inserting pdf as an object and having it look
    good, so I usually convert it to a non-lossy image file first...like .tif or
    ..png. etc.



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    Rob Giordano
    Microsoft MVP Expression Web






    "Cathy" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have inserted a pdf and a jpeg into my Microsoft Office Publisher
    > document
    > and they are both printing blurry. The rest of the document is fine. Is
    > there
    > a way to fix this? Thanks.
    Rob Giordano [MS MVP], Jul 16, 2009
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  3. Cathy

    Cathy Guest

    Thanks. I will try saving as a tif. The pdf prints fine outside of Publisher
    (in Adobe InDesign) but once I place it in Publisher it is very blurry. I did
    save it as a jpeg and it wasn't much better quality than the pdf.

    "Rob Giordano [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > depends on the quality of the original image.
    >
    > I've never had good luck with inserting pdf as an object and having it look
    > good, so I usually convert it to a non-lossy image file first...like .tif or
    > .png. etc.
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Rob Giordano
    > Microsoft MVP Expression Web
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "Cathy" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I have inserted a pdf and a jpeg into my Microsoft Office Publisher
    > > document
    > > and they are both printing blurry. The rest of the document is fine. Is
    > > there
    > > a way to fix this? Thanks.

    >
    >
    Cathy, Jul 16, 2009
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  4. Cathy

    Ed Bennett Guest

    Cathy wrote:
    > Thanks. I will try saving as a tif. The pdf prints fine outside of Publisher
    > (in Adobe InDesign) but once I place it in Publisher it is very blurry. I did
    > save it as a jpeg and it wasn't much better quality than the pdf.


    InDesign is designed to import PDFs, Publisher just treats it as an OLE
    object, leading to inconsistencies.

    JPEGs are not a terribly good file format for the sort of information
    typically stored in PDFs. You'd be better off looking at PNG. Also, look
    at increasing the resolution you're exporting at - if you're exporting
    at screen resolution, then it will be blurry.

    --
    Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
    http://ed.mvps.org
    Ed Bennett, Jul 17, 2009
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