Document size?

Subject: Document size?
From: Alexander Von_obert <avobert -at- TWH -dot- MSN -dot- SUB -dot- ORG>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 1996 12:43:00 +0100

Hello Jane,

* Antwort auf eine Nachricht von Jane Bergen an All am 27.09.96

JB> From: Jane Bergen <janeb -at- ANSWERSOFT -dot- COM>

JB> Ok...ok....this is getting completely ridiculous now. I have a
JB> 66 page
JB> document, containing about 50 bitmap graphics (screen shots,
JB> etc all
JB> fairly small.), all 256 colors or less. A table of contents and
JB> a small (1.5 pages) index. No tables. Only two fonts (Arial and
JB> Palatino). The file is nearly 6 megs!

where's the problem? :-)

I'm working on a 9-page PageMaker document and its file size is about the

JB> As a technical writer balancing multiple manuals, backups of
JB> documents, and related documents, I'm quickly running out of
JB> disk space.

Two possibilities:

- Pack those documents you do not work on with PKZIP or any other
achive program. You will find reductions in the 90% range.

- Get a new hard disk. Storing these 6 MB should cost about
2 US-$.

JB> Do any known viruses bloat files like this?

Yes: Winword :-)

Greetings from Germany,

Alexander von Obert, Urbanstr. 2, 90480 Nuernberg, Germany
Free-lance Technical Writer (electronics, software)
Voice +49-911-403903, Fax +49-911-403904, BBS +49-911-403905 (FIDO 2:2490/1719)

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