When emedding graphics in Word or Publisher documents that are destined for printing or distribution as PDFs, I use EPS format because it preserves the sharpness of the images at all magnifications. It worked perfectly in Office 2010 but since I upgraded to Office 2013 recently, I have found that EPS images are not printed properly. Publisher prints the preview instead of the image, and Word doesn't print anything.
In Word 2013, when I embed an EPS file, a placeholder is shown (just as a square, not the size the image should be). When I export the Word document to PDF, the same little black square is printed where the image should be. I have tried all the options such as turning image placeholders turned on (and off again), turning compression off (and on again), and nothing seems to work. I have made sure the EPS import option is selected in the Filters/Converters section of the installation. I have Acrobat Pro installed and am printing to an "Adobe PDF" printer, i.e. I am not just saving it as PDF using Word's built-in exporter.
In Publisher 2013, when I embed an EPS file, the preview image is shown as expected. When I print, the preview image is printed in all its jaggedness. I have tried all the permutations for creating a PDF - Save As..., print to an Acrobat printer, Export, saving as PostScript and converting with Acrobat Distiller, even tried a freeware alternative to Acrobat. Nothing works.
I'm just wondering if anyone can suggest anything else I might try. I'd like to stick with 2013 mainly for the nicer interface but if I can't get over this problem I'll have to go back to 2010.