Fw: Convert table-intensive word doc to .pdf

Subject: Fw: Convert table-intensive word doc to .pdf
From: "Sarah Vasil" <sarahv -at- edt -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 11:22:10 -0700

I apologize in advance if this is covered in the archives--I really did go
there first but couldn't find anything specific.

I have a large Word file (1066 KB) comprised almost entirely of tables. When
I convert it to .pdf, the file gets even larger (1369 KB). It looks like
Acrobat is treating the tables like graphics. Am I right? I've tried to use
the Reduce File Size option in Acrobat, but it does not help. The .pdf is
going on our website and it takes forever to open on older machines.

Beyond recreating the very large Word doc without so many tables, does
anyone have an idea how to reduce this file? I've tried looking in both Word
and Acrobat help files, but couldn't find any tips. I've thought about
trying to convert the Word doc to an Open Office doc, but I know all the
formatting would be messed up. I inherited this document and really don't
want to spend much time cleaning it up if I can avoid it.



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