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Darriel Dawne is having Acrobat trouble: <<Let me preface this with I've
been up all night trying to make a 9:00 am
deadline, and now I find the .PDF's of the manuals I've created are huge...
A 90 page manual is 4,700 KB! That's bigger than the program, and I've got 2
other manuals. (the 113 page one I attempted to create was 11,200 KB!)>>
First off, you mentioned you're burning a CD under a tight deadline. That
being the case, don't worry too much about the file size so long as it's not
a symptom of something more sinister: if you can read and print the files,
an extra 15 Meg or so won't be important on the CD--most CDs are only empty
There may be some setting you've forgotten under compression options, or it
may just be that you'reusing Acrobat 4.X, which has some kind of bug
concerning compressing bitmaps. One solution I've seen recommend is to move
the files to another directory, do a "save as", then redistill them. Worth a
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