Slides that are saved in TIFF format in PowerPoint 2003 and in PowerPoint 2002 are of a lower quality than the slides that are save in PowerPoint 2000

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Slides that are saved in Tag Image File Format (TIFF) format in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 and in Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 are of a lower quality than the slides that are saved in Microsoft PowerPoint 2000.


This problem occurs because Microsoft Office 2003 renders images at a slightly higher dots-per-inch (DPI) rate than Microsoft Office XP (96 dpi vs. 72 dpi). In Microsoft Office 2000, the images are saved to a different picture format by outputting the text into Microsoft Windows Media Format (WMF), and then using a converter to convert to TIFF format and other picture formats that cause higher-quality images.


To work around this problem, save the image in Enhanced Meta File (EMF) format, instead of in TIFF format. EMF format contains all the information to render the image in full quality. To save the slides in EMF format, follow these steps:
  1. In PowerPoint 2003, click File, and then click Save As.
  2. In the File name box, type a name for the slide.
  3. In the Save as type list, click Enhanced Meta File.
  4. Click Save.
  5. When you receive the Do you want to export every slide in the presentation or only the current slide? dialog box, click Every slide.
  6. Click Ok.
The slides are saved in EMF format without a loss of image quality.


Article ID: 842318 - Last Review: October 9, 2011 - Revision: 3.0
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
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