AutoCAD to Photoshop to Word?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Hymer, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Hymer

    Hymer Guest


    An engineer created a set of 3D drawings in AutoCAD. He then put those
    drawings into Adobe PDF files and sent them to me. I want to reduce the
    drawings in size and get them into a Word document.

    The problem is that the drawings are quite large in their Actual Size. When
    I reduce the PDF in Adobe Reader and paste into Word, there are odd
    artifacts in the text part of the drawings. Specifically, the capital letter
    "I" comes out large and bold compared to the rest of the text.

    Similarly, when I copy and paste from PDF to Photoshop, I get the same

    Does anyone know why the text is showing this odd behavior? Is there a way
    to go from a large PDF drawing to Photoshop or directly to Word without
    distorting the text?

    Thanks a lot,

    Hymer, Feb 3, 2007
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    Infinitech Guest

    that what' is happening when you entrust an engineer with drawing ;-)

    Iin autoCAD the drawings are vectors (I don't know AutoCAD but it seems
    logical to me
    but when you transform this in PDF via PS (which is not the best one to do
    you have to keep it vestorised and not rasterise it, as you change the size
    you will affect the "quality" of curves.
    But I'm not that qualified to explain as I use PS only as a raster image
    Infinitech, Feb 3, 2007
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    Aad Guest

    If nothing else will do, use the 'print screen' button and past into
    Cut out the part you need and import into Word.
    Aad, Feb 3, 2007
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    Fat Sam Guest

    You can open a PDF directly into CS2.
    Don't know about earlier versions though.
    Fat Sam, Feb 3, 2007
  5. Hymer

    Hymer Guest

    Hello Fat Sam,

    Thanks so much. I Opened the PDF in Photoshop and was able to Resize the
    image without loss of resolution or introduction of artifacts in the text.

    Much Appreciated,

    Hymer, Feb 3, 2007
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