[thelist] Getting screenshots to look good in Word (and then PDF)

Chris at globet.com Chris at globet.com
Fri Mar 31 08:23:57 CST 2006


> Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm trying to get a 
> screenshot of a webpage to look decent within a PDF. Taking 
> screenshots, saving as GIF, inserting into Word to add other 
> guff, then printing to PDF. As soon as they hit Word they 
> look pretty awful though, and then printing to PDF the 
> quality is reduced even further (using both PrimoPDF and CutePDF).

Export as something other than a GIF - try JPEG. A GIF will typically
not resize well, so will be unsuitable for most print applications. You
should not have such an issue with JPEGs.



Chris Marsh
Web Developer
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