In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Nelson-Patel, Kristin" <email@example.com> wrote:
> Fine, I can deal with that, but I can't deal with the fact that my simple > plots look completely ratty now upon pasting into Power Point.
The following may, or may not, be relevant . . .
I had an experience some time back in which I was placing (pasting, inserting) PDF files (Mathematic-prepared or otherwise prepared) into PowerPoint slides, and discovering that they all looked lousy (jaggies) the instant I resized them in any way.
Eventually concluded that PowerPoint was apparently only displaying the preview/thumbnail associated with the PDF files. The full Postscript code for the PDFs was apparently stored in the PowerPoint slides, because they printed flawlessly direct from PowerPoint; but the onscreen rendering or projection (even in Full Screen mode) was apparently only using the thumbnail.
Being paranoid, I concluded that this was just good old Microsoft, deliberately making non-MS formats look bad for anticompetitive reasons; so ever since then I've done _all_ my slide preparation, storage, and presentation using PDF formats and Adobe or other non-MS products only (Reader or Acrobat are great slide show presentation apps), and ditched all MS products.
But, as noted at the start, this was some years back.