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Jimmy Clay

Thank you everyone for helping me to understand DPI. I have a few more
questions that I think I know the answer to, but I want to make sure.

1. I find a piece of clip art that I like and I change it to 300 dpi
and I make sure the make sure the size in inches is what I want it to
be. I put it in a Word document, and I save that as a PDF file. My
question is this: Changing that clip art to 300 dpi really does matter
when it's printed? If I had left the clip art at 96 dpi, it would
probably not print as nice as will if I change it to 300 dpi. I
believe that it does matter, but I want to make sure.

2. Which brings me to my second question. I have a PDF print driver
that allows me to set the DPI, then I can print my Word file into a
PDF file. If I set this setting to 300 DPI, can I put that clip art,
with its original DPI setting of 96, into my Word file and have it
print at 300 dpi (because the PDF driver is set at 300 DPI). I'm
guessing the answer here is no because that would be too easy. I'm
thinking that I really do need to change the clip art to 300 DPI, and
I need to set the PDF setting to 300 DPI.

3. And lastly, do I need to worry about DPI with regard to the text in
the documents?

4. And one more question. Word 2007 has the ability to save PDF files,
are those saved at 300 DPI or higher?

Thanks again.
 
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Jimmy Clay

I read the article. Does the label "DPI" even make sense being used
as an option in a software like IrfanView? When it says 96 DPI, should
I be thinking 96 PPI?
 
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CyberTaz

If it is in reference to a raster image it is PPI, if it is in reference to
a printer it's DPI.
 

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