On 12/16/2011 12:48 PM, Regina Henschel wrote:
Gary Schnabl schrieb:
On 12/16/2011 7:17 AM, Regina Henschel wrote:
Gary Schnabl schrieb:
I am experimenting with different means to insert graphics into
Using the Insert > Object > OLE Object with a copy-and-paste from a
object with a PNG file as input, I was able to embed a higher-quality
screenshot into Writer than by inserting the same PNG screenshot file
via Insert > Picture > From File.
How do you determine "higher-quality"? If the picture is embedded as
picture the only way is to unpack the file and look at its properties
If you have a high-resolution picture it might look ugly on screen,
because it is downscaled to fit screen resolution. That picture will
print excellently using the higher resolution of a printer.
So, what would be the best means to achieve higher-quality screen
A screen capture can have only as many pixels as the screen has. What
do you really want to show in Writer?
I am achieving less fuzzy screenshots by employing (1) Insert > Object >
OLE Object. (2) In the Insert OLE Object dialog box: Object type:
LibreOffice 3.4 Drawing. Select the Create from file radio button,
browse for the raster file, and click OK. (3) Select and copy (or cut)
the graphic in the generated object and then delete the object. (4) Then
perform a Paste Special (Drawing format) and finally adjust the
Try it yourself and compare it to doing an Insert > Picture of the same
raster graphic. Let me know...
The picture is identical. If you do it the one and the other way with
the same picture only one picture is inside the file.
You need not to go via OLE, you can insert the picture into a draw
document and then copy-paste it to the writer document to get a
There are some differences between Writer-pictures and Draw-picture,
for example contour and rotating. Perhaps you have enabled contour for
I find that the OLE method produces crisper screenshots.
I see no differences. The real question is, whether the document is
designed to be printed or to be shown on screen. For printing you need
150dpi-300dpi, for viewing on a standard monitor 72dpi-96dpi are
better, because the reducing way in LO/AOO is very simple and the
result is not good, even when you use anti-aliasing.
I notice an improvement doing it that way in that there is a bit less
fuzziness. I have done it that way a number of times and yet the
improvement in screenshots is definitely there. Or at least I thought.
The text is less fuzzy and there is a slight betterment in viewing the
icons.in the LCD display.
Screenshots have low resolution to begin with.
The DOTX version of the template that I am converting had suggested
using Visio vector graphics. But LO is not expected to have Visio
capability until 8 Feb 2012.
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