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Use WMF File Format for High-quality Graphics

Has this happened to you? You had an image or graphic developed that you want to use in Word or PowerPoint. Maybe you want to add your logo to that Word document. A JPG file format could work, but when you go to print, the quality just is not there. Not to mention the problem with the white background that makes your final piece look unprofessional. Want an easy fix? Start using the Windows Metafile (WMF) instead of the JPG.

The WMF file formwmfat is a vector image (image made up of points, lines, curves and shapes than are based on mathematical equations to represent images on your computer screen) that will allow you to enlarge the logo without losing quality and can have a transparent background.

When you receive the WMF file from Ag Communication, do not double-click on it or open it. The best way to use this file format is to “save the attachment” (if you received the graphic via email) to your computer where you can locate it in the future. Now, to use the file, in Word, go to “Insert” picture, then you will locate the file on your computer and insert it into your Word document. The WMF can be inserted into any Microsoft program.

David Haasser, Graphic Designer, (701) 231-8620

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