Insert PDF into Word results in pixelation/blurriness on Windows, but not MacOS

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May 01, 2021 May 01, 2021

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Hi,

When I try to place pdf files (created by Adobe Illustrator or elsewhere) into a Microsoft Word document, then on my Macbook Pro Laptop, I can simply drag and drop the file into a word document. This results in a very crisp and high resolution placement of the pdf file in the word document. The image below is a screenshot of a part of the pdf file after placing it into Word on MacOS.

 

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On my Windows PC, however, I cannot drag and drop pdf files into the Word document. This would only result in placing a pdf file icon into the word document. Instead, I need to import the pdfs by clicking on "Insert" tab, then on "Object", and then "Create from File", and then I choose the file via "Browse".  The result is very awful, however. After import into Word, the pdf file looks very pixelated. See part of a screenshot below after importing into Word on Windows 10.

 

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Please advice how I can import pdfs into Word so they get rendered in high quality.

PS: I tried other import formats into Word on Windows incl. SVG, EMF and WMF, but none of them gives a perfect result.

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Adobe Community Professional , May 02, 2021 May 02, 2021
Windows cannot render the preview at full quality as mac does, but should print good. If you need thsi to look good on windows try exporting to the .emf format instead.

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Windows cannot render the preview at full quality as mac does, but should print good. If you need thsi to look good on windows try exporting to the .emf format instead.

 

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Thank you for your response. When I export in EMF format, the line art looks different (most lines are much thinner than in the original pdf). What about the approach to export as high-resolution rasterized TIF file? It keeps the visual appearance of all objects / line art. I just need to make sure to choose a high enough resolution. Do you think 600 DPI is enough. The purpose of the document is print and electronic distribution.

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