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I've encountered this as well, but found it to be a problem with corruption
of some sort in the MS Word doc. In my case the Word doc was imported into
FrameMaker which retained the problem. The work around was to reimport the
Word doc into Frame a small section at a time.
> From: Michael Little
> Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2000 7:39 PM
> The problem is due to you settings in Distiller. You have set it for
> optimising for print, instead of for the screen. Check also your
> options as well.
> Michael John Little
> Subject: PDFwriter produces huge pdfs from Word
> I'm wondering whether making pdfs bigger than the .doc
> files they come from is normal for Acrobat's pdfwriter
> (maker?). I don't know much about it and also wonder
> whether I'm missing some setting. (There aren't many
> graphics in the files I'm converting, but they do use
> Tahoma TT font).