I know I must be missing something
August 31, 2011 5:42 PM Subscribe
I have a Word document with Word-generated bar graphs, and an InDesign document. I have to get the graphs into the InDesign document and I'm getting a little stuck.
posted by bleep to technology (8 answers total)
I'm using Windows 7, Word 2010 and Adobe CS5 (InDesign and Photoshop). The document I'm making is for print and web.
My usual method is:
Zoom into the document in Word until it looks about the right size
Take a screen grab (print screen)
Paste it into a high-res Photoshop doc
Try to crop it to 4.25 inches and realize it's still the wrong size
Save it as a high-quality JPG
Place it into InDesign.
It still doesn't look great
It works okay as far as image quality but it's incredibly finicky to get the size right with Word's zoom function. Once it's been shrunk or enlarged in Photoshop the text and lines look blurry and terrible.
I feel like rebuilding the graphs at high-res in Photoshop might be the best way to go about it. Before I embark on that though, because it will be an incredibly tedious process, I wanted to make sure there wasn't something I was missing.