Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 199403
EPS pictures in MS Word document print as a bitmap
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:38 EST
When opening a MS Word document in OOo 2.0.2, the EPS pictures included print as
a bitmap and not as vectorial ones.
Actually "printed" as a bitmap, or are displayed on screen as a bitmap ?
Check with print to file and evince on the ps output, this is possibly a well
known problem where the preview inside the eps is used for on-screen, or if not
then fallback programs generate one instead.
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Actually "printed" as a bitmap. I am attaching a file with a document exhibiting
the bug. I have also attached a ps file resulting from a "print to file" and
also a pdf file produced by "export as pdf" (inside OpenOffice). Please, be
aware that you need to increase the zoom factor several times to see that the
figure is a bitmap.
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the picture as stored in the .doc
So, word stored the eps as a wmf with embedded EPS info inside the wmf. OOo
only knows about the wmf wrapper and just renders and exports this poorer
quality wmf. It doesn't know about the extra EPS info kludged into the wmf
Now logged as: http://www.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=67608
What we should try and do is when importing a wmf check to see if it has
embedded eps information, and instead import the eps if there is, and throw away
the wmf wrapper, except for using it as a preview image if none exists in the