I'd like to insert a vector image into a MS Word document and have it easily viewable on Mac and Windows. On Word for Mac you can easily insert a PDF, but on Windows you have to have Acrobat installed and it's super-janky.

On Windows you can insert an EMF, but on Mac it only shows an extremely low resolution preview of it.

Is there a format that works properly in both versions of Word?

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I suggest using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).

You need a recent version of Office - Microsoft Word added support for the SVG vector image format in 2017 for Office 365 ProPlus subscribers and this functionality was also included in the Office 2019 release.

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