Re: ZIP efficiency and file size, Doc vs. PDF

Subject: Re: ZIP efficiency and file size, Doc vs. PDF
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2002 08:52:32 -0600

Sean followed up with:
> .... ZIP clearly compresses Word Doc files more than PDF files. But,
> the overall efficiency and resulting file size is pretty much a tie.

Your experience differs greatly from mine. Also, I am often dealing with
PDFs I did not create, such as company literature created by our Marketing
department or by third-party ad agencies, or brochures and datasheets from
partnering companies. Thus I do not have a hand in how well they were
crafted in terms of file size, graphic resolution, etc.

So when I'm given three PDFs, each over 1MB in size, and told to e-mail
them to somebody with an AOL address, I get nervous. And I know I'll have
to send more than one ZIP file to accomplish the task.

But given three Word docs of similar size, there's a pretty good chance I
can fit them all into one ZIP file. That makes my life easier. Sending
documents to other companies is a big part of what I do, and the more
simple and foolproof the task, the better.

PDFs are okay, but I consider them high-maintenance. They often only look
good at certain Zoom resolutions, whereas Word resizes itself much more
obligingly. So between the amount of work that goes into creating a *good*
PDF, and their relative density in terms of their ZIPability, I prefer to
deal with Word. As do many of the customers and prospective customers I
deal with.

Keith Cronin

<begin bad Monty Python French accent>
PDFs? I spit on them. Ptui. I f -at- rt in their general direction.
</end accent>

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