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    Losing Resolution on Paste (Word 2002)

    Greetings....I have a friend who is trying to create a Word document with photos of his antique furniture collection. While my eyes are not good enough to see the difference, he claims that the photos in his Word doucment have lost "clarity and sharpness" when compared to the original JPG file.

    Is there something he should do to improve the images?

    Thanks...Rob

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    Re: Losing Resolution on Paste (Word 2002)

    Welcome to Woody's Lounge!

    If a picture is resized in order to fit in the document, it will in general not look as good as the original. How much depends on the quality of the original jpg file and on the resize factor - many .jpgs have already been compressed to look good at the size they are saved in, and lack the detail needed to remain looking good when resized.
    Word will automatically resize a picture if it doesn't fit between the left and right margins.

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    Re: Losing Resolution on Paste (Word 2002)

    Hi Rob,

    Are the images pasted into Word being printed out at a:
    a) larger
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] unchanged
    c smaller
    scale than when printed from an image editing program? If the answer is:
    a) a decrease in sharpness is to be expected, just as would happen if the images were printed out at that size from the image editing program.
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] there really shouldn't be any difference
    c) an increase in sharpness is to be expected, just as would happen if the images were printed out at that size from the image editing program.
    Cheers,

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

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