blurry graphics - Is there a work around I haven't found yet?

I need to place a spreadsheet into storyline, but no matter what format I use, (embedding from  google docs, *.JPG, *.png) it is very very blurry. I have followed every post regarding the issue I can find.   I have also tried a range of different fonts, converting the spreadsheet to an image file, converting a pdf to an image, screen shots, recording the screen but none of them are successful as the spreadsheet cannot be viewed easily due to the blur. 
Is there a workaround I haven't found yet?  

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Ian Tecson

Hi Robyn, 

I think, first and foremost, is that you will need to capture a high-resolution screenshot of your spreadsheet and convert it to PNG. General rule is: JPEG will degrade image quality but less disk space requirement. PNG, on the other hand, is a lossless image format, and so will typically result in larger file sizes.

Checkout the steps here on how to capture high resolution images from your computer then try to adjust the image properties to your preference, then save and use it into your storyline. 

Hope this helps. 

ACT Education -  Schools Resourcing & Finance

I have had some success to get the spreadsheet readable in storyline.  First, I changed the font in the spreadsheet - text to verdaana and digits to lucida - the shape of the digits is clearer.  Exported the pdf in TIFF format to take into a graphics working file (I used photoshop).  manipulated and resized the image then exported as a PNG file the exact size needed in the storyline screen. 

Also found a  (Lynda) online learning course with specific skills for graphic manipulation for teaching and learning very helpful.  Getting clear images for elearning is a new found skill. 

Hope this info helps others having problems with blurry images.