I have an .ai file with 14cm width, after exporting as SVG, it shows 10cm in MS Word/PowerPoint. Do the Office programs use different scale/ruler than Adobe programs?

Before anyone asks, I prefer SVG because it is lossless and vector format. I will be using the image in academic publishing so I need to insert it in MS Word.

  • Can you ungroup the SVG once you've inserted it into PowerPoint? If not, it may not be a vector graphic. SVGs can contain both vector and raster graphics. But if it IS a vector, you can simply scale it up to 14cm in PPT with no quality loss. – Steve Rindsberg Nov 17 '18 at 21:35
  • @SteveRindsberg, I can scale it up to whatever width I need without any problem, I just want to know why the width is reduced in MS Office? The SVG shows ungroup option when right clicked on, this is the message pops up when ungrouping - i.imgur.com/QKmPgyD.jpg – ShadowWarrior Nov 18 '18 at 11:47
  • The message is normal whenever you ungroup an inserted picture of any sort, vector or raster. Now to speculate a bit: Have a look here re SVG sizing in pixels: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/71568/… then toss in that Office apps may have different assumptions about DPI than the usual 72dpi that Adobe apps assume. – Steve Rindsberg Nov 18 '18 at 17:24
  • I think that might be it, I remember using 96dpi SVG in Word without any issues. I will change the dpi setting in Illustrator and see how that turns out. – ShadowWarrior Nov 18 '18 at 21:06
  • Please let us know how/if that works! – Steve Rindsberg Nov 19 '18 at 16:40

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