Convert WordArt To .gif ??

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  1. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    Is it possible to convert Microsoft WordArt text into .gif files without losing resolution? If not gif, then jpg? anything?

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  2. Steven K

    Steven K Supporting Actor

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    When all else fails, just do a PrintScrn of the entire window that the image is in, paste into graphic editor (ie, mspaint), and manually crop.
     
  3. Ken Chan

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    With bitmap formats like GIF and JPG, you're basically saying, "These are the dots I've got", locking yourself into a particular resolution. And of course, your printer has a lot more resolution than the screen, so when you print, it will look lousy.

    The best you could do is use a huge desktop, like 1600x1200 (whether it's legible or not, as long as your monitor can handle it), maximize the window, zoom in the page and/or scale the WordArt as big as you can get it, and PrintScreen that.

    You really need a vector format like EPS or SVG, not that it would be easy to get WordArt into either of those. What exactly are you trying to do? Why can't you use WordArt?

    //Ken
     
  4. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    PrintScreen had crossed my mind, and it appear that it will work out after all.

    I want to use WordArt in MS Frontpage for the title of my website. I always thought FrontPage had WordArt, but alas, it does not.

    update: you can see my work by clicking on the link in my sig
     
  5. Chris Britton

    Chris Britton Auditioning

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    Frontpage (at least Frontpage 2002/XP) does have WordArt. My wife uses it all the time on the sites she creates. If you go to the View menu at the top and then to toolbars you should see the wordart toolbar. If not, you may not have installed it. To recap

    View -> Toolbars -> WordArt

    Hope this helps.
     

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