How can I import high-quality (ie vector) PDFs into Microsoft Word for OS X?
February 23, 2007 12:36 PM Subscribe
Why does Microsoft Word (OS X v.11) hate PDFs? Or: Please help me make this stats assignment just a little less frustrating.
posted by docgonzo to computers & internet (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
One of the (many!) advantages of R is that it produces crisp and clean plots, exporting them as vector (ie PDF) files. Great.
However, when I add them to my DOC file (using "Insert > Picture > From file...") the resulting object in the text is a low resolution picture (possibly a rendered GIF or JPG.) Ugly (and, in complex plots, nearly unusable.)
How can I get Word to insert the proper high-quality PDF? I've hunted around the web and Word and found nothing (ie neither "Insert > File..." nor "Insert > Object..." results in success.) I suppose I could render the PDFs (ie through Photoshop) into something high-quality, but that seems excessive (and would be a pain); nor do I want to layout this multi-page assignment in InDesign (or some version of TeX!)