Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: skip9801-ga
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16 Nov 2003 04:40 PST
Expires: 16 Dec 2003 04:40 PST
Question ID: 276371
My question concerns the appropriate size of PDF files. I've got a few pdf files on a web site I'm developing. Usually I receive a small 2-page newsletter from someone in microsoft works or ms-word format. It has no graphics - just a header and some underlined headings. I convert it to pdf using adobe acrobat and the page sizes are usually about 75,000 bytes per page, so i end up wiht about a 150,000 byte file, which can take 30 seconds to download on a dialup connection. Am looking for suggestions on how to make the pdf files a little smaller. Thanks.
Re: PDF Files
Answered By: wengland-ga on 18 Nov 2003 08:48 PST
Greetings! There are several steps you can take to shrink the size of your PDF files. First, follow the tutiorial from Adobe at: http://www.adobe.com/epaper/tips/acr6optimize/main.html There are also a plethora of good tips on the Tek-Tips forum at: http://www.tek-tips.com/gviewthread.cfm/lev2/4/lev3/31/pid/223/qid/666447 including setting the resolution to 72 dpi for on-screen viewing. Additionally, if you use common fonts (Times, Arial, Courier, etc), you will save the space for embedding custom fonts. This tip, and 9 others are found at a customer support site for PocketPC software by Ansyr: http://www.ansyr.com/support/products/windows/primer31/pdfandprimer.asp I doubt you are going to see a large reduction in file size; 75K per page is fairly good for a PDF file. However, by following the above tips, you may be able to shrink your documents some. Good luck! Search Strategy: shrink OR reduce pdf file size ://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=shrink+OR+reduce+pdf+file+size&btnG=Google+Search
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