Maintaining resolution of graphics in Microsoft Word
August 2, 2012 10:43 AM Subscribe
With a vector source file, is it possible to create a high quality graphic letterhead in Word? No matter what format or resolution I make the logo image for the header, it ends up low quality/pixel-y when printed. What should my format/resolution/workflow be?
posted by monkeystronghold to computers & internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The client wants to be able to print letterhead documents on demand (rather than having the letterhead printed, and then loading the printed paper into into the office printer). So I think I'm stuck with Word. The previous letterhead was all system-font text, so there were no quality issues. The new logo is a text-based image, and the quality has been lousy at every resolution I've tried importing. I've tried jpg, png-24, eps, and tif. I've even tried changing the automatic compression settings in Word, but it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.
Does Word always compress the image? Is there a way to avoid this? Does it matter if the image is resized in Word?