A client sent me an infographic to be used in a design I was making. I asked them to send me a PDF.
A few hours later i received it in an email with a DOCX attachment.
Client: I couldn’t export it properly. Hopefully this will work for you.
I sighed and tried to open it. It wouldn’t open. After several tries, I left it to load, and FIFTEEN MINUTES LATER the document opened. My computer noticeably slowed during this process.
The client had embedded the full resolution, CMYK, fully editable, 124-pages PDF containing the graphic into a spreadsheet and THEN embedded the spreadsheet, neatly cropped to show only the graph, into the DOCX file.