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since I am lacking of skills in tikz and others, I am currently doing some graphics in Powerpoint (Word) and trying to include them into LaTeX afterwards. For now, I am copying the graphic into paint, where I save them as .PNG-file. However, I get a pretty bad solution in the .PNG-file itself, in LaTeX it even looks way worse than in the origial. Do you have a better solution for me, so I can enjoy high-res graphics in LaTex?

Best wishes, Jens

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  • I suggest you to learn how to draw vector images using Inkscape. Then export it to PDF and include in LaTeX.
    – Sigur
    Jun 23, 2014 at 14:39
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    PowerPoint can be used to generate pdf images too. Install some virtual printer drivers such as PDFCreator.
    – JLDiaz
    Jun 23, 2014 at 14:41
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    So you suggest preferring .pdf over .png?
    – Jens
    Jun 23, 2014 at 14:44
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    A vector format such as .pdf is always to prefer over a bitmap format as .png or .jpg
    – user31729
    Jun 23, 2014 at 14:52
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    @Jens, yes. PDF is a vectorial format so you can scale it without loss quality.
    – Sigur
    Jun 23, 2014 at 14:52

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I've used Metafile to EPS converter. It's a windows utility which allows you to paste some powerpoint figure and converts it to eps. After that you can use any eps to pdf converter to get a cropped pdf file which can be easily included in your document with \includegraphics. With epstopdf package in document preamble you get an on-the-fly conversion from eps to pdf.

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  • That's an awesome and even simple solution that offers best quality. In my source, the ways to achieve a converted files are basically way more complicated and/or cost more time. Thanks!
    – Jens
    Jun 23, 2014 at 15:12
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I did some research due to the helpful comments.

This link actually grants a nice overview on how to use/transfer Powerpoint-pictures in an adequate format for LaTeX:

https://www.cs.bu.edu/~reyzin/pictips.html

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