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Insert diagram with preimage in pdf destination

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Insert diagram with preimage in pdf destination

Hi,

I am inserting a flow diagram (boxes and arrows) into a pdf report. The problem is that the diagram looks blurry in the output. I have tried different resolutions of the diagram (600 dpi) and file types (jpg, bmp) all with modest improvements. When I go through the acrobat menus to insert the diagram manually, it looks great every time. So should I give up and do the insert on the pdf side with vb script or try something else in SAS?  Would be possible to create the boxes and arrows in SAS directly and "print" to the page?

Thanks for your input,

Bruce


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‎02-05-2013 10:56 AM
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Re: Insert diagram with preimage in pdf destination

Hi:

  Here's the challenge. When you do anything with SAS and PDF, the image that you insert (whether a fixed image or coming from SAS/GRAPH) gets translated to internal PDF format because the images, all the images, are embedded in the PDF file. I do not know what happens when you insert an image using Adobe tools....how that translation takes place.

  Generally, I recommend that you work with Tech Support for help on items like this. Depending on what your image is, you may or may not be able to generate it with SAS, but someone would have to look at your data, your program, your images to figure that out for certain, specifically for PDF.

cynthia

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‎02-05-2013 10:56 AM
SAS Super FREQ
Posts: 8,820

Re: Insert diagram with preimage in pdf destination

Hi:

  Here's the challenge. When you do anything with SAS and PDF, the image that you insert (whether a fixed image or coming from SAS/GRAPH) gets translated to internal PDF format because the images, all the images, are embedded in the PDF file. I do not know what happens when you insert an image using Adobe tools....how that translation takes place.

  Generally, I recommend that you work with Tech Support for help on items like this. Depending on what your image is, you may or may not be able to generate it with SAS, but someone would have to look at your data, your program, your images to figure that out for certain, specifically for PDF.

cynthia

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Thanks Cynthia. I'll give tech support a try.

Bruce

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