Graphic file types you can insert and save
Graphic file types that you can insert in Office documents
Any graphic file type that opens in your version of QuickTime is likely to open in Office. You can insert any of the graphic file types listed below in Office documents. The graphic files that you insert are saved with the Office documents.
Windows BitmapA picture made from a series of small dots that form shapes and lines. Bitmaps can't be converted to objects, although they can be scaled, cropped, and colored.
Windows Enhanced Metafile
Compressed Windows Enhanced Metafile
Graphics Interchange Format
JPEG, JFIF, JPEG-2000
Joint Photographic Experts Group
Portable Document Format
Portable Network Graphics
QuickTime Image Format
Silicon Graphics Incorporated
Tagged Image File Format
Compressed Windows Metafile
File types that you can use to save a separate graphic file
You can save graphics and objects contained in Office documents as separate files in a variety of file types. Certain graphic file types are more appropriate for specific tasks than are other file types. Use the following table to help you determine which graphic file type is more appropriate for your task.
|Note When you save a graphic contained in an Office application as a separate file, you cannot control the compression or other settings that affect the quality of the image. If you have the original version of a graphic file, you can control the compression and other characteristics of the image by using a dedicated graphic software application to save the file.|
When saving graphics from an Office application
Use this graphic file type
For use with browsers
JPEGA graphic file format supported by many Web browsers. JPEG was developed for compressing and storing photographic images and is best used for graphics containing many colors, such as scanned photos. JPEG files are compressed bitmaps., GIFA graphic file format that many Web browsers can display as inline graphics. GIF was developed specifically for transmitting images. It is best used for graphics with few colors, such as cartoons or line drawings. GIF files are compressed bitmaps., PNGA bitmapped image file format that is supported by most Web browsers. PNG uses a lossless data compression technique and does not degrade when saved or compressed. Like the JPEG format, PNG preserves the broad range and subtle variations in brightness and hue found in photographs. Like the GIF format, PNG supports transparency and preserves sharp detail, such as that in line art, logos, or illustrations with type.
For use on both Macintosh and Windows-based computers
GIF, JPEG, PNG, PDF
With thousands or millions of colors
JPEG, PNG, BMP
With 256 or fewer colors
For use in other Macintosh applications
GIF, JPEG, PDF