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If I import an .eps picture to Microsoft Word as normal, the quality
of the vector picture comes down (the image gets rasterised.

In this case, the EPS was produced with the pgfplot package and tikzpicture,
But it would be great to have a general way of importing PDFs, PSs or EPSs into Word.

So, how can I import .eps/.pdf/.ps to MS Word without losing quality?

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This question seems to be off-topic. You should probably try to ask this question on a Microsoft Word forum, not a TeX forum. Also, a google search for "import eps to word" yields many results. The basic technique is to select Insert>Object>From File...>select your eps file. –  JohnReed May 18 '12 at 4:33
    
I flagged this question for migration to Super User. –  doncherry May 18 '12 at 12:16
    
It might just be the screen rendering that produces of lower quality. Try exporting to PDF (or even printing if you want to waste paper) and look at and zoom in on the figure to see if the resolution really has been reduced. Perhaps try to even just zoom in the document itself, but if it still looks bad, this won't rule out screen rendering bugs/features in Word. –  Daniel Andersson May 19 '12 at 15:05
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I would not depend on Word to manage the quality of the image. Use the right tool for the job. I would export the image from an illustration program in the desired size as a GIF or PNG file and put that into Word. Then you avoid Word extrapolation, scaling, and proportion issues. Much the same with bitmap images like photos. If you size the image inside Word you reduce quality and increase file size.

OpenOffice has a Windows version as well and it'd free. Both it and Word are word processing programs, not image editing tools.

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You can import eps file to open office. Then save open office file as .doc file. Now open .doc file in word. Copy the figure and paste it where ever you want in the another word file.

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you right. but when do this work, The quality of figure comes down. –  sayros May 18 '12 at 4:44
    
If it posible I sent my eps file to your email and check it.my be my Microsft word has problem. this is my email mohamad.shojaee1@yahoo.com. thanks. –  sayros May 18 '12 at 4:47
    
Can you use open office in linux. Then quality will not come down. –  sandu May 18 '12 at 4:56
    
I work with Microsoft windows 7. –  sayros May 18 '12 at 5:09
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