"Save as picture" from Word and Excel no longer saving PDFs as vector images

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I quite often have to get charts from Word or Excel into InDesign, and an easy way to do this is to "save as picture" in PDF format. You should then get an editable, vector image which works well in InDesign. But recently when I have tried to do that, the PDFs I get are no longer vector images, so the text is not recognised as text and it looks pixelated when you zoom in. 

Does anyone know what might have changed to cause this? Thanks!

I'm using Word for Mac version 16.45 on a 2019 MacBook Pro with Big Sur.

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