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Printing embedded images

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by AAtech, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. AAtech

    AAtech Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    When I embed my company logo (which i have in either GIF or PNG format) into
    an excel or word document, then print it to an Adobe PDF or Xerox Docucolor
    or other high-end color printer, the image comes out blurry, and jagged
    edged. When i print logo out directly from its file, it comes out fine.

    Thanks,
    Alan
     
  2. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    In article <OVN0m6OqKHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, AAtech wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > When I embed my company logo (which i have in either GIF or PNG format) into
    > an excel or word document, then print it to an Adobe PDF or Xerox Docucolor
    > or other high-end color printer, the image comes out blurry, and jagged
    > edged. When i print logo out directly from its file, it comes out fine.


    It may have something to do with the printer driver settings (not TOO likely,
    really) or your Acrobat settings (more likely in the case of the PDFs).

    But depending on the version of Office you use and the app, you may be running
    into the (IMO ill-considered) image compression defaults in Office 2007.
     
  3. AAtech

    AAtech Flightless Bird

    Hi Steve,

    I went into Adobe and changed the settings to high-end press. Also, the fact
    that its comign out the same on the docucolor tells me its something in
    excel or word.
    where are the settings for the image compression defaults in excel and word
    and how do i turn them off?

    Thanks,
    Albert


    "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    news:vA.00005730.2e2aa230@localhost.com...
    > In article <OVN0m6OqKHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, AAtech wrote:
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> When I embed my company logo (which i have in either GIF or PNG format)
    >> into
    >> an excel or word document, then print it to an Adobe PDF or Xerox
    >> Docucolor
    >> or other high-end color printer, the image comes out blurry, and jagged
    >> edged. When i print logo out directly from its file, it comes out fine.

    >
    > It may have something to do with the printer driver settings (not TOO
    > likely,
    > really) or your Acrobat settings (more likely in the case of the PDFs).
    >
    > But depending on the version of Office you use and the app, you may be
    > running
    > into the (IMO ill-considered) image compression defaults in Office 2007.
    >
     
  4. Steve Rindsberg

    Steve Rindsberg Flightless Bird

    Hi Albert,

    > I went into Adobe and changed the settings to high-end press. Also, the fact
    > that its comign out the same on the docucolor tells me its something in
    > excel or word.


    That sounds right to me.

    > where are the settings for the image compression defaults in excel and word
    > and how do i turn them off?


    Try this:

    In a new Word document, insert one of your logos, then choose
    Office Button | Save As
    In the lower left corner of the Save As dialog box, there's a Tools button
    that's actually a drop-down listbox. On it, there's a Compress Pictures
    option; click that and use the resulting dialog to tell it NOT to compress
    pictures.

    Finish saving the file, then print. If that sorts it, we're onto something.

    Now here's the charmer: this isn't a persistent setting. It's good for the
    current document only. You have to remember to repeat this little fandango for
    each and every document prior to saving, or your pictures will get compressed.

    This explains how you can banish the demon in PPT:

    PowerPoint 2007 makes pictures blurry, loses GIF animation
    http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ00862.htm

    Perhaps there's a similar setting for Word and Excel.
    [googlegoogle]
    Ah. Yes:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2002066



    >
    > Thanks,
    > Albert
    >
    > "Steve Rindsberg" <abuse@localhost.com> wrote in message
    > news:vA.00005730.2e2aa230@localhost.com...
    > > In article <OVN0m6OqKHA.3824@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>, AAtech wrote:
    > >> Hi,
    > >>
    > >> When I embed my company logo (which i have in either GIF or PNG format)
    > >> into
    > >> an excel or word document, then print it to an Adobe PDF or Xerox
    > >> Docucolor
    > >> or other high-end color printer, the image comes out blurry, and jagged
    > >> edged. When i print logo out directly from its file, it comes out fine.

    > >
    > > It may have something to do with the printer driver settings (not TOO
    > > likely,
    > > really) or your Acrobat settings (more likely in the case of the PDFs).
    > >
    > > But depending on the version of Office you use and the app, you may be
    > > running
    > > into the (IMO ill-considered) image compression defaults in Office 2007.
    > >
     

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