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Subject:Re: Problem w/ readable graphics in PDF From:"Townsend,Emru" <etownsend -at- POSITRON -dot- QC -dot- CA> Date:Tue, 1 Dec 1998 12:28:35 -0500
It sounds like your colleague's using Acrobat's default compression
settings, which are -- to use a highly technical term -- icky. For a really
thorough explanation of how Acrobat's compression settings work, visit http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/qa.html and go through the articles.
If you're a registered Adobe product owner, you're entitled to a free
subscription of Adobe magazine. If you don't subscribe, take the plunge.
The monthly Q&A section alone is worth the magazine's weight in gold.
Technical Communication Warrior - Product Integration
Positron Public Safety Systems Inc.
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
e-mail: etownsend -at- positron -dot- qc -dot- ca
My words are my own. Confuse them with my employer's at your own risk.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jacqueline Porter [SMTP:r5559c -at- EMAIL -dot- SPS -dot- MOT -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 1998 11:15 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Problem w/ readable graphics in PDF
> I'm posting this for a colleague so please reply to the email address of
> the person or to me personaly. Thanks!
> J. Porter
> Here's the question:
> I have several Word documents that I have converted into PDF using Adobe
> Acrobat. The conversion process is simple, however, when you look at
> the document after the conversion (in PDF format) the graphics are very
> fuzzy and difficult to read.
> Has anyone had any success in converting docs from Word to PDF and have
> the graphics appear readable? I tried cutting and pasting the graphic
> into the doc, converting the graphic into a .gif and inserting the
> picture into the doc, and choosing the Paste Special option and placing
> it in as a bitmap.
> Any suggestions anyone can offer would be wonderful. Please email me
> personally since I do not belong to the tech writer list.
> r3879z -at- email -dot- sps -dot- mot -dot- com