Re: Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Increasing File Size - Please Help

Subject: Re: Adobe Acrobat 5.0 Increasing File Size - Please Help
From: "Dick Margulis " <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 12:54:01 -0400


1. Do not use Acrobat 5.0. Immediately upgrade to 5.05 (free download from Adobe site). You may already be using 5.05 and just shorthanded it to 5.0. In that case, never mind.

2. In the Word document, before you do anything else, Accept All Changes and Save As under a new filename. This is important. You can test your PDF at this point, but if it is still oversize, keep going....

3. In Word, create a new document. Copy text in sections from the old document and paste into the new document. Do not copy the last paragraph mark of any section.

4. One at a time, copy a graphic from the old document. Edit > Paste Special > Picture in the new document. This typically brings the picture in floating. If you want it to be laid out in line with text, you'll have to adjust the layout properties after the fact. I know you've already done a layout and this is a PITA, but it may solve the problem.

5. In Word, on the menu bar, look for the Acrobat menu. Acrobat > Change Conversion Settings. On the Office tab, ensure that Embed Tags in PDF (at the bottom) is unchecked. Also uncheck any other items you don't need in the finished PDF. On the Bookmarks tab, review the selections and modify as appropriate. On the Settings tab, it's your call, but for a small PDF on the Web, I'd go with Screen Optimized. If the graphics are just too muddy for any practical use, I'd create custom settings based on Screen Optimized but with some of the compression settings modified.



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