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Subject:Re: bitmaps in pdfs From:Geoff Lane <geoff -at- GJCTECH -dot- FORCE9 -dot- NET> Date:Wed, 19 May 1999 18:18:39 +0100
Tracey Moore wrote:
Well, I've tried redoing the screen shots using Corel Photo Paint, Corel
Draw, PaintShopPro Image Composer and MS Paint. Nothing has helped. What
I can't figure out is how to change the dpi settings at which the
bitmaps are saved. The Save As and Export dialogs just say "save as"
bmp, gif, tif, jpg, etc., nothing about changing the settings other than
uncompressed to compressed.
How do you save a bitmap at 200 dpi or higher from a screen shot (that
is only 72 dpi anyway)?
You can change the resolution (ppi) setting in PaintShop Pro 5 like this:
1. From the Image menu, choose Resize
2. Select the Actual/Print Size radio button.
3. In the Resolution box, enter the required resolution in either
pixels/inch or pixels/cm.
4. Click OK.
However, if you do this, the screen shots will appear much smaller in your
Word document. For example, at 150ppi, the images will appear about half
height/width compared to their current size.
You may be better served by turning off downsampling in Acrobat. Also, you
may get better results if you reduce or turn off image compression settings.
Adobe have an article No: 320438) on producing PDFs from Word 97.
geoff -at- gjctech -dot- force9 -dot- net