Re: Visio/Office guru?

Subject: Re: Visio/Office guru?
From: Jay Maechtlen <techwriter -at- covad -dot- net>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>, TechWrl list <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:30:29 -0700

Hi, Robert
I'm chiming in late, again-

You're right, of course, about the resolution question. Vector art is
much to be preferred.
Unless it's between Word and Visio, and possibly other MS software.

I've seen lots of quirks and wierdnesses when trying to use vector art
in Word.
Sometimes it only shows up when you're trying to print to 'certain'
printers. Or to PDF.
Or some other obscure circumstance.
Vector's worth trying. If it works often enough, then it may be worth
working around the quirks.
Otherwise, Word does pretty well with PNGs.
I save as 200 dpi at device size, and it's good enough for most needs.
(mostly internal docs for IT groups - more than good enough for them!)



Robert Lauriston wrote:
> I could not disagree more.
> There's no loss of resolution when you properly embed or link a Visio
> or other vector graphic. Leisa needs to figure out what's screwing up
> OLE for the Visio-Word combination and fix it.
> There is a loss when you convert any vector graphic to .png or any
> other bitmap format unless you have a fixed output resoution, e.g.
> when printing. In any other circumstance, converting vector to bitmap
> is a workaround of last resort.

Jay Maechtlen
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