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I will admit I am a total noob when it comes to this. I have a Word 2010 file that has images and when I do either Save As PDF or print using a PDFCreator, I always get images with jagged diagonal lines and generally of worse quality. I tried it with JPEG as well as PNG, I tried it with Word 2010 and OpenOffice. No luck.

I even turned image compression off in Word 2010...still compressed it.

What am I doing wrong? Surely, there is a way to keep some quality when it comes to images?

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possible duplicate of Free PDF printers produce ugly images? – Egghead99 Sep 11 '14 at 16:02

I have similar problem with PDFCreator, but Try doPDF, it works.

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thanks, but I get an error opening document, access denied. – sarsnake Feb 9 '12 at 6:32
I use doPDF for 2 years now, also install it for my clients without any problem, sorry if it doesn't help. – user116828 Feb 9 '12 at 6:34

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