Re: The sky is starting to fall again

Subject: Re: The sky is starting to fall again
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 14:10:13 -0400


Aren't there other PDF size factors, in addition to embedded fonts? I'm
thinking of settings for compression, bookmarks, choice of PDF
generation software (Acrobat is not the only solution), etc.

(And by the way, two-page Word files are not "invariably large." Their
sizes are variable. Factors include change tracking, Fast Save settings,
floating/anchored graphics, embedded/linked graphics, use of styles, use
of fields, and, of course, good old file corruption. Rule #1 for large
Word files is, Maggie the document first, then we'll talk.)

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Neeley
> Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 1:44 PM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Cc: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: The sky is starting to fall again
>
> How "huge" it is depends upon how it is done. If you stick
> with the common fonts and don't embed them, it needn't be all
> that large.
>
> Word files, on the other hand, are invariably large. If you
> doubt it, create the same files in OpenOffice.org's native
> XML and also save them from Word.
>
> David
>
> On 4/27/05, Bonnie Granat wrote:
> >
> > Even a two-page PDF of a resume is huge; might MS be improving on
> > that?

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