I want to create a short portfolio in PDF format, by including one image from a jpeg file, and a text title. I've tried doing this with Word and then print those "pages" as one PDF, but the image quality is getting worse. It needs to remain pixel perfect quality as the original image. (turning off the compress images in Word settings did not help).

Any suggestions?


In the Word export dialogue, use the options to tailor the export quality. Particularly, Optimize for image quality.

To get there, choose File > Export

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And then on the Publish as PDF dialog click Options

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You might also like to try toggling Bitmap text when fonts may not be embedded, as this can sometimes rasterize the text making it look poor in quality.

  • I'm using Word 2013, not sure where is this dialog?
    – Stackaloo
    Oct 21 at 7:27
  • In 2013 I seem to have less options under export, and the result is the same as printing the file using a PDF printer, still bad quality.
    – Stackaloo
    Oct 21 at 7:29
  • What about using the online convertor? adobe.com/uk/acrobat/online/word-to-pdf.html Oct 21 at 8:12
  • using the non-compressed option plus the online convertor certainly does seem to look better now, still not crystal sharp as the image (I can already see within the word file that it's getting somewhat pixelated), but already a major advancement - thanks!
    – Stackaloo
    Oct 21 at 8:51
  • You could try using Word Online. I am unsure of its options but it is worth looking at. office.live.com/start/Word.aspx Oct 21 at 15:25

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