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Re: What should be a simple task....

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  • Subject: [mg100661] Re: What should be a simple task....
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 17:10:48 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Stanford University
  • References: <h0nuoh$bhh$>

In article <h0nuoh$bhh$1 at>,
 "Nelson-Patel, Kristin" <knp at> 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.

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