I know the subject line alone should get me banned, but I don't think I'm alone.
In the technical writing world a lot is still done in Word - for better or worse.
It's a good option for collaborative writing, editing, feedback, outlining, etc.
I'm working on some manuals with a lot of line-art in the procedures.
And since what I am doing is likely not to get commercially printed, CMYK support and image resolution is not a huge deal.
Here is my question: What is the best way of setting up art-board and what is the best method for exporting to suitable file format?
Illustrator CC has an option called "Save for Microsoft Office". Does anyone use this option? I've tried it and works okay, but I'm not sure what the image gets cropped to. I thought it crops to any visible paths with a stroke colour. Problem is, any masked off objects also get included in the image.
I think a better solution would be to create an artboard to the exact size of my export, but in order to respect the artbord I have to chose File > Export > PNG.
If I chose this option at least I can check the Use Artboard box.
Anyone with good experience or best practices with this sort of thing? Thanks again.