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Hi All,

I have a file I scanned as a .jpg file. It has a white background with grey lines on it. When I open it in any editor and print it, it prints out fine. When I bring it into Word (latest version for Mac) it comes in with a darker background which doesn't look good in the document. I've tried creating a new document, adding a text box and bring it into that, and working with the transparency features in Word with no luck. I've also rescanned to document many times to see if something was going on. Any ideas? This is beginning to drive me nuts.

Thanks and Happy New Year to all.

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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

Alexander Forbes
On Dec 29, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Betty Fellows via TidBITS-Talk <[hidden email]> wrote:

I have a file I scanned as a .jpg file. It has a white background with grey lines on it. When I open it in any editor and print it, it prints out fine. When I bring it into Word (latest version for Mac) it comes in with a darker background which doesn't look good in the document. I've tried creating a new document, adding a text box and bring it into that, and working with the transparency features in Word with no luck. 

This may be no help to you at al, since I’m still using Word for Mac 2011, on El Capitan and High Sierra machines. Have you tried drag-and-drop or just pasting?

I’m not sure, but I don’t think Ive ever tried importing a graphic into Word. I maintain a parallel MS Word copy (better syntax and spelling editing) of my books in iBooks Author. I simply copy and paste paragraphs, pages or sections from iBooks Author to the open Word docx, graphics and all. I’ve been doing this for years and years and never noticed a problem. 

Worth a try anyway, if you haven’t already. You are probably composing in Word as the primary and maybe only doc, so copy and paste may be inapplicable here. Try copy and paste from a graphics editor such as Preview, Photoshop or similar. Good luck with this!

Alex..



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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

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Yes I did try drag and drop with the same result.   Thanks for the suggestion tho. 


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On Friday, December 29, 2017, 4:49 PM, Alexander Forbes <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Dec 29, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Betty Fellows via TidBITS-Talk <[hidden email]> wrote:


I have a file I scanned as a .jpg file. It has a white background with grey lines on it. When I open it in any editor and print it, it prints out fine. When I bring it into Word (latest version for Mac) it comes in with a darker background which doesn't look good in the document. I've tried creating a new document, adding a text box and bring it into that, and working with the transparency features in Word with no luck.
 

This may be no help to you at al, since I’m still using Word for Mac 2011, on El Capitan and High Sierra machines. Have you tried drag-and-drop or just pasting?

I’m not sure, but I don’t think Ive ever tried importing a graphic into Word. I maintain a parallel MS Word copy (better syntax and spelling editing) of my books in iBooks Author. I simply copy and paste paragraphs, pages or sections from iBooks Author to the open Word docx, graphics and all. I’ve been doing this for years and years and never noticed a problem. 

Worth a try anyway, if you haven’t already. You are probably composing in Word as the primary and maybe only doc, so copy and paste may be inapplicable here. Try copy and paste from a graphics editor such as Preview, Photoshop or similar. Good luck with this!

Alex..



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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

Kim Gammelgaard
Try to make the document in Pages, which is much better at graphics, and export to word-format. Perhaps that converts the jpg in question to something Word understands. Word was never very good with graphics, and other things too, some would note ;-) 

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Kim

Den 30. dec. 2017 kl. 01.54 skrev Betty Fellows via TidBITS-Talk <[hidden email]>:

Yes I did try drag and drop with the same result.   Thanks for the suggestion tho. 




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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

Fritz Mills

> On Dec 29, 2017, at 7:35 PM, Kim Gammelgaard <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> Try to make the document in Pages, which is much better at graphics, and export to word-format. Perhaps that converts the jpg in question to something Word understands. Word was never very good with graphics, and other things too, some would note ;-)
>

Or perhaps even simpler, open it in Preview, print it to a PDF, and then try importing the PDF.






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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

Louise Olson
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On Fri, December 29, 2017 7:49 pm, Alexander Forbes wrote:

> On Dec 29, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Betty Fellows via TidBITS-Talk
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I have a file I scanned as a .jpg file. It has a white background with
>> grey lines on it. When I open it in any editor and print it, it prints
>> out fine. When I bring it into Word (latest version for Mac) it comes in
>> with a darker background which doesn't look good in the document. I've
>> tried creating a new document, adding a text box and bring it into that,
>> and working with the transparency features in Word with no luck.
>
> This may be no help to you at al, since I’m still using Word for Mac 2011,
> on El Capitan and High Sierra machines. Have you tried drag-and-drop or
> just pasting?
>
> I’m not sure, but I don’t think Ive ever tried importing a graphic into
> Word. I maintain a parallel MS Word copy (better syntax and spelling
> editing) of my books in iBooks Author. I simply copy and paste paragraphs,
> pages or sections from iBooks Author to the open Word docx, graphics and
> all. I’ve been doing this for years and years and never noticed a problem.
>
> Worth a try anyway, if you haven’t already. You are probably composing in
> Word as the primary and maybe only doc, so copy and paste may be
> inapplicable here. Try copy and paste from a graphics editor such as
> Preview, Photoshop or similar. Good luck with this!
>
> Alex..

A jpg file doesn't support transparency, so the "background" comes with
the territory.  If you have access to the program that created the file,
you might try saving as a PNG with transparency.  That might perform
better inside Word.

HTH

Louise


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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

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Thanks, Louise. I can try converting the files in photoshop.



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From: Louise Olson <[hidden email]>
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Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2017 10:44 AM
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On Fri, December 29, 2017 7:49 pm, Alexander Forbes wrote:

> On Dec 29, 2017, at 5:07 PM, Betty Fellows via TidBITS-Talk
> <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I have a file I scanned as a .jpg file. It has a white background with
>> grey lines on it. When I open it in any editor and print it, it prints
>> out fine. When I bring it into Word (latest version for Mac) it comes in
>> with a darker background which doesn't look good in the document. I've
>> tried creating a new document, adding a text box and bring it into that,
>> and working with the transparency features in Word with no luck.
>
> This may be no help to you at al, since I’m still using Word for Mac 2011,
> on El Capitan and High Sierra machines. Have you tried drag-and-drop or
> just pasting?
>
> I’m not sure, but I don’t think Ive ever tried importing a graphic into
> Word. I maintain a parallel MS Word copy (better syntax and spelling
> editing) of my books in iBooks Author. I simply copy and paste paragraphs,
> pages or sections from iBooks Author to the open Word docx, graphics and
> all. I’ve been doing this for years and years and never noticed a problem.
>
> Worth a try anyway, if you haven’t already. You are probably composing in
> Word as the primary and maybe only doc, so copy and paste may be
> inapplicable here. Try copy and paste from a graphics editor such as
> Preview, Photoshop or similar. Good luck with this!
>
> Alex..

A jpg file doesn't support transparency, so the "background" comes with
the territory.  If you have access to the program that created the file,
you might try saving as a PNG with transparency.  That might perform
better inside Word.

HTH

Louise


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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

Alia Michaels
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Fritz Mills wrote:
> Or perhaps even simpler, open it in Preview, print it to a PDF, and
> then try importing the PDF.
Another thing to do: Open the JPG in Preview and save it as a PNG file.
Then 'bring' the PNG file in Word.

But, I'm not sure what you mean by 'bringing' it into Word. Are you
inserting the picture ie, using the Insert>Photo>Picture from File
command (or its equivalent with your version of Word)?

Alia Michaels



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Re: Help with importing a graphic file into word

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Alia,

I tried copy & paste, insert photo, and any other method I could find. I think an earlier writer's suggestion of converting the .jpg file into a .png file is my next step.  Thanks for your input.

Betty



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From: Alia Michaels <[hidden email]>
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Fritz Mills wrote:
> Or perhaps even simpler, open it in Preview, print it to a PDF, and
> then try importing the PDF.
Another thing to do: Open the JPG in Preview and save it as a PNG file.
Then 'bring' the PNG file in Word.

But, I'm not sure what you mean by 'bringing' it into Word. Are you
inserting the picture ie, using the Insert>Photo>Picture from File
command (or its equivalent with your version of Word)?

Alia Michaels



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