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Topic: What should be a simple task....
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Daniel Warren

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Registered: 5/16/07
Re: What should be a simple task....
Posted: Jun 11, 2009 9:39 PM
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Hands down, PDF is the best way to exchange graphics between programs
if both programs support it. Unfortunately, Powerpoint does not
natively support PDF. It uses a filter that converts PDF's to a
bitmap (defeating all the advantages of the vector format), and its
default settings yield the really poor images you are complaining
about.

On a Mac, I create my presentations on Keynote, which handles PDF's
natively. If I must for compatibility reasons, I export the Keynote
to Powerpoint when I am done. The export filter in Keynote does a
much better job of creating readable bitmaps for Powerpoint than
Powerpoint itself does.

On a PC, your best bet is using the PNG format. Select the graphic,
right click, Save As..., and select PNG as the file format (I've only
used a Mac since upgrading to 7; your mileage may vary but I remember
this working on a PC). It's a little blurry, but acceptable at the
resolutions usually available on a projector.

I feel your pain. One does not always get to choose the medium one
uses to communicate, but we do the best with what is imposed upon us.

Daniel




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