Re: Reducing the size of graphics

Subject: Re: Reducing the size of graphics
From: "Ed Wurster" <eawurster -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 09:07:39 -0500

----- Original Message -----
From: "Beth Friedman"
Subject: Reducing the size of graphics

> I have a sales document that's exceedingly graphics-heavy. Most of the
> graphics are imported PowerPoint slides that were cropped to show only the
> relevant bits -- and the relevant bits were mostly originally created in
> Illustrator (not by me).

> Now the sales people are asking me to reduce the resolution of all the
> graphics in order to decrease the size of the document.

> Is there any tool you can think of that'll work for dealing with such
> hybrid graphics? We can probably go back to the original contractor who
> created the graphics if we have to, but I'd prefer not to if there's a
> simpler solution.


Try to understand the conversions the graphic has gone thru on its way into
your MSW document. The original art was done with a postscript
object-oriented draw program -- Illustrator. Someone either pasted this
artwork into MSPP, or exported, then imported. Next on the list, either an
export/import with MSW, or maybe copy and paste.

What has probably happened is that the number of objects has increased with
each conversion.

The other suggestions are good. Save as HTML from MSW or MSPP. Then you will
have rasterized graphics, which may be enough quality for you. However, I
would also get copies of the original artwork if possible, in case you need
more quality, or have to make changes in the future.

Another option is to make a PDF from the Word document, and do what is
necessary to reduce the PDF file size. I did this recently. A 2,000KB MSW
document was easily transformed into a 350KB PDF.




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