Why do the photos in my Word doc seem much lower quality when saved as PDF?

By noreenoreilly ·
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I wrote my book in Word on my laptop and put photos in. Why are they reasonable quality there but seem much lower quality when the document is saved as a PDF?

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It will help!

by cloudsmooth In reply to Why do the photos in my W ...

Yes, it works. However, if you want to add one more page to it that's when it gets difficult. I tried many ways to do it but some didn't work out at all. So the best way to do this is still a Movavi pdf editor. You can read this guide how to add a page in the pdf file and follow these instructions, adding a new page in this program is very easy for any file.

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Export word document with high resolution PNG to PDF

by CallumPatterson In reply to Why do the photos in my W ...

If you are using Windows 10 then you are lucky: you don’t need any third party PDF printer. Windows 10 comes with a PDF printer called Microsoft PDF Printer ( that you can make use of. I tried and it printed with decent resolution.

If running on Windows 8.1 or below, or requiring more functionality/better quality, easier solution might be to forego the in-built pdf conversion and use a pdf printer (I use pdfcreator ) You'll likely find finer grained control (including DPI settings of the printout - start w/ 600x600 but it supports up to 2400x2400 iirc).

This may be an easier solution as it won't force you to reformat existing docs. It's also free.

PS. I work a lot with text using word (link removed by moderator) & once faced that the option "do not compress images in file" wasn't enabled. If it's your case, here is how to do enable this one:

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