Re: What should be a simple task....
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- Subject: [mg100661] Re: What should be a simple task....
- From: AES <siegman at stanford.edu>
- Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:10:48 -0400 (EDT)
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In article <h0nuoh$bhh$1 at smc.vnet.net>, "Nelson-Patel, Kristin" <knp at ll.mit.edu> wrote: > Fine, I can deal with that, but I can't deal with the fact that my simple > plots look completely ratty now upon pasting into Power Point. The following may, or may not, be relevant . . . I had an experience some time back in which I was placing (pasting, inserting) PDF files (Mathematic-prepared or otherwise prepared) into PowerPoint slides, and discovering that they all looked lousy (jaggies) the instant I resized them in any way. Eventually concluded that PowerPoint was apparently only displaying the preview/thumbnail associated with the PDF files. The full Postscript code for the PDFs was apparently stored in the PowerPoint slides, because they printed flawlessly direct from PowerPoint; but the onscreen rendering or projection (even in Full Screen mode) was apparently only using the thumbnail. Being paranoid, I concluded that this was just good old Microsoft, deliberately making non-MS formats look bad for anticompetitive reasons; so ever since then I've done _all_ my slide preparation, storage, and presentation using PDF formats and Adobe or other non-MS products only (Reader or Acrobat are great slide show presentation apps), and ditched all MS products. But, as noted at the start, this was some years back.