I have a transparent PNG:
The PNG file above was created from an EPS file to a high-resolution PNG, then resized using Photoshop.
I am placing this image into a Word file on a cover page. The cover page has a background color that was added using a text box (which is a work around for another issue involving the transparency of the PNG above). The text box has a background with a square 50x50 gray image used only to make the cover page gray.
I am attempting to PDF this Word file; however, the quality of the PNG image is substandard and I have run out of ways to work around it:
- Replaced original image that was 85% resized with an image of exact dimensions
- Print to PDF from Word
- Create PDF from Acrobat 9.4.6
- (would have tried to print through Acrobat add-in, but it's not available for some reason)
- Copy-n-paste PNG (transparency "disappears")
- Drag-n-drop PNG to add
- Add PNG through dialog
The below is a good representation of the result, no matter what I do (minor differences depending on what I've done from the list above):
Note the crispness of the text. Also note this image was captured with the PDF at 100% using the Windows 7 Snipping Tool.
When I print the cover page of the Word file to a regular printer, the image prints of decent quality (there's a slight blur to the image). It's not quite what I would like, but it's not nearly as bad as the PDF version. And when I print the PDF cover page, the image still looks bad...
Is this fixable? Is there something I need to do differently? Any help would be greatly appreciated.