[SPLIT] Tables and Images in Word

Hi I am working on a report with table and images. The issue I get is that sometimes the table or image is larger than the width of the page when I open it up in MS Word. However, I do have view, --> page view set, and it appears everything looks normal and in the compile option have restricted width for table, which causes the verbiage to be hiding when I open it up in Word. Has anyone else had this problem and how did they resolve it. In addition, is there anyway, to specify the maximum width of the table. Thanks.

With the images, I would check the DPI settings on the images that are larger than you expected. Word and Scrivener use completely different display engines (naturally), so we might expect some deviations. Usually things work as expected however. One other question: have you noted this happening to images you’ve resized in Scrivener, or images you haven’t—or is it just a random mix of the two with no obvious pattern?

With tables, we may need an example table that blows off the page. Is this a problem that shows up exclusively in Word, have you tested in other word processors? Is it a problem with RTF, or just when using .doc/x converters?

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Hi Amber,

Thanks for your suggestion. I would import a document into Scrivener which has the graphics and tables attached. Sometimes, the graphics will not be transfer over, so I would drag it into the Word Document. In regards to your questions, I believe its for the images that I have to resize that doesn’t always work.

For tables, that blows off the page, I did try opening the document in iWorks Pages and everything appears to be imported correctly, but not MS Word. I tried new table where I have reset the page size, to 8.5x11 and that appears to be working okay. Let me know if you have any other questions.


Shaffiq Somani

Could you double-click on an image in Scrivener that you know doesn’t carry over to Word correctly, and let me know all of the numbers that you can see in that window. If you want you can take a screenshot of that tool with Shift-Cmd-4, hit the spacebar to go into window capture mode (you’ll see the window highlighted with your Mac’s default selection colour. Click the window to capture it and attach it to a response.

Okay, so I assume you are using the .doc/x compile format (the latest Pages can’t read RTFs at all)? Try using RTF (you won’t be able to open that in Pages directly), as that will reduce the complexity of the equation.

Either way, there probably isn’t much we can do about it. The table code in Scrivener comes from Apple, and the doc/x converter is made by Aspose. I’m hoping the problem goes away with RTF, because not only will that give you a route you can use to Word right now, it also means the issue lies with Aspose doc/x converters, and they are much more responsive than Apple in fixing bugs.

I really like how Scrivener organizes my work.

I am having similar issues. My question that I don’t see answered here is how can I keep my image sharp and clear in Scrivener but keep the document at a smaller size for publishing? What compression works the best? I’ve been trying to put in jpgs that have no compression for clarity.

I have music examples that I’ve converted from finale mus files to jpgs, no compression. The files are around 2000 pixels wide and 300 dpi and are very sharp and clear. When I reduce it to 600 pixels it looks acceptable, when I reduce it to 150 dpi and THEN make the image 600 pixels then it’s too small and looks bad.

I have about 100 music images to put in my e textbook. What is your advice on getting the better resolution that will work in Scrivener while keeping the book file from getting too gigantic? Thank you, Kim

_______________________________Wanted to send you jpg example but I can’t see where to attach a file?

Side note:
Tables, I found if I make the tables narrower in Scrivener, they compile to Word okay wo clipping.
Images, I found that if the image is chopped off in Word, I can click on it and resize it.