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I'm delivering files from InDesign CS3 to a client who will be placing them in Microsoft Publisher (not sure which version). It looks from Microsoft's site like EPS is the way to go, but to import that he has to use a "graphics filter", which sets off alarm bells in my head. Is this a rasterizer? Will I lose vector detail? Is there hope?

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I ran a test importing an InDesign EPS to Microsoft Publisher. The dialog that came up said EPS Conversion Filter which was copyright "Access Softek." A quick Google search turned up their website and this statement: "our import filter transforms your EPS graphics and text content to Enhanced Metafile (EMF -Microsoft vector graphics format)."

The results were horrendous (which is not surprising for EMF). Text was converted to outlines illegibly, and even simple line work was distorted. See the attached samples.

Attached File  original.png   67.28KB   70 downloads Attached File  publisher.png   19.91KB   74 downloads

You are probably better off making a high-res raster to import.

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Thanks Nick. Good to know. Unfortunately there's relatively small type I really don't want to go grayscale-fuzzy. I really hate to deliver nice sharp images only to see them print rasterized and fuzzy...

We're going to go with an option where he prints from Publisher as PDF, then collates my EPS's converted to PDF (though I could also send him PDFs directly) within Acrobat.

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Maybe you should check if InDesign can do a better quality export to EMF?
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