Re: [xep-support] Image Quality

From: Michael Sulyaev <>
Date: Wed Jan 26 2005 - 16:11:23 PST

Hello Jez,

PNG image you sent is a raster image created from Excel Chart at 72dpi. This
is definitely too small for quality printing, and you can do nothing with
this PNG to make it look better on paper.
Excel charts should be saved as SVG images (with the help of 3rd party
tools). Or, better, develope a VB program to create an SVG chart-like
representation of your worksheet data.
SVG images are always printed fine in XEP, and you can also scale them

Best regards,
Michael Sulyaev

----- Original Message -----
From: Jez Brewster
Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2005 11:28 PM
Subject: [xep-support] Image Quality


I am having problems getting XEP to create PDF documents that host small PNG
images. The images in the created PDFs never have a quality that will be
acceptable for the purposes that we require.

I have attached a small PNG image and I want to host this image in a PDF
document. However, when I attempt to do so, the image quality of the output
is disappointing.

I have attached an extract of XSL-FO that I am using to render the image
within the PDF, and also a sample PDF representation of the image (created
via XEP 3.8 developer edition).

I'd be grateful for any advice on how to improve the quality.


Jez Brewster
Senior Developer
eBusiness Development
Datamonitor plc
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