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Subject:Re: PDF QUESTION From:Sharon Burton-Hardin <sharonburton -at- EMAIL -dot- MSN -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 2 Feb 1999 08:21:17 -0800
Open the the PDF in Exchange, select the Optimize option, and save it. I
have seen this option alone reduce PDF file size by 98%. No joking. You may
not get this much but you should get a lot.
If that doesn't work, are all your graphics bmp or gif. I have also seen
amazing file size reduction by swapping the bmp screen captures for gif...
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From: Sylvia Braunstein <sbraun -at- RUGGED -dot- COM>
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU <TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Tuesday, 02 February, 1999 8:00 AM
Subject: PDF QUESTION
>When creating a PDF (using the Distiller Assistant), the pdf file
>becomes approximately three times bigger than the original file.
> I tried reducing the graphics from 600 to 300 dpi. No luck.
>Something must be wrong with the setup.
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