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

Rickards, Julian (NDM) julian.rickards at ndm.gov.on.ca
Fri Mar 31 08:22:56 CST 2006

Why don't your just print from your browser to PDF and save the intermediate steps.

I don't know about the applications you are using but in Acrobat, you can configure the internal formatting of images: the default is JPEG but zip (something like TIFF) leads to less degredation.



-----Original Message-----

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

I understand that the PDF writers will add compression so I expect the
quality to be reduced but how do I get the screenshots to look good in
Word to start with? Am comfortable with Photoshop but have limited
understanding of print.

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