SVG imports in Word 2010 worse than in Word 2007?

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antti
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SVG imports in Word 2010 worse than in Word 2007?

Postby antti » Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:51 pm

Hi,

I use Inkscape to draw svg-pictures that I use mainly in Word documents. Earlier I used Word 2007 and everything worked perfectly fine with basic copy/paste procedure. Recently my company updated to Word 2010 and after that I can't get the same quality pictures in my docs any more. The pictures I paste turn out significantly blurrier than before. Picture modification tools in Word do not help. Does anyone know what's going on and how I could fix this?

Antti

v1nce
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Re: SVG imports in Word 2010 worse than in Word 2007?

Postby v1nce » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Does it help if you export as WMF instead of svg and import the wmf in Word ?

antti
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Re: SVG imports in Word 2010 worse than in Word 2007?

Postby antti » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:49 pm

I tried that, but could not actually produce functioning WMF file in the first place. I first get message about python.exe failure and then it says Uniconvertor failed: After that there's 0 kb non-working WMF file in the folder.

techauthorteam
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Re: SVG imports in Word 2010 worse than in Word 2007?

Postby techauthorteam » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:32 pm

We use Word 2010 with Inkscape files and export them from Inkscape as eps files, then use these with Word.

DerRuhri
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Re: SVG imports in Word 2010 worse than in Word 2007?

Postby DerRuhri » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:39 am

If you just use the standard Word Import, the Inkscape drawing will end up as a PNG object in Word.

Save it as EMF, as EMF is superior to WMF in many aspects. Keep in mind, though, that still many SVG features will go missing, such as gradients or blur.
If you need to bring these features over, the only way is to export the relevant part as PNG, choosing a sufficiently high DPI resolution for your purpose and pasting the clipboard content into the Word document.
Actually, works quite nice, as PNG supports alpha transparency as well.

In order to import it properly, you need to invoke the command "Insert Content..", then explicitly choose "EMF".
Actually, the same applies to just copying some elements from within in Inkscape using the Windows clipboard, then pasting it into Word ..you need to evoke the "Insert Content.." command, then choose EMF, else it will always default to PNG.


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