A command in the File menu of the Picture window, on Macintosh only.
It saves the picture to a PDF file, which can be imported by several other programs, such as Microsoft® Word™ 2008 on the Mac.
With PDF pictures you can use high-quality graphics in your word-processor documents. The quality is the same as if you use Copy to clipboard.
On Windows or Linux, use Save as EPS file... instead.
Though all the contents of the Picture window are written to the PDF file, only the part that you selected in the Picture window (the viewport) may become visible in Word (or another program).
To import a PDF file in Word 2008, choose Insert → Picture → From file.... Word will create a picture with the same size as the originally selected part of the Picture window (the viewport).
Please note that if you save the Word document as a .doc file, Word will convert the PDF picture into a mediocre 300-dpi bitmap; therefore, you should save the document as a .docx file instead. If you cannot use .docx files (for instance because your publisher does not support these yet, or because you still use Word 2004), you may use Save as EPS file...; the quality will be the same, but you cannot use Czech, Russian, Korean or Arabic characters in EPS files.
© ppgb, January 29, 2011