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Geoff Thompson <[log in to unmask]>
Mon, 11 Aug 2008 06:34:46 +1000
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Dear David,
           That's what I was doing but the files sizes were still much
larger than .pdfs containing similar images printed as a pdf from Word and
the image quality was terrible. 
I guess the Illustrator compatibility or some other settings are keeping the
file size big?

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of DAVID W. EHLERT
Sent: Monday, 11 August 2008 2:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [SCIART] PDF file size

Hey Geoff,

If you open a high quality PDF in Acrobat, you can then go to ADVANCED> PDF
Optimizer. Play with the settings to get what you need in terms of file
Save the file with a new name, e.g. oldfilename_a.pdf
Hope that helps. :)


On Sat, 9 Aug 2008, Geoff Thompson wrote:

> Dear All,
> 	I have been saving PDFs in Illustrator CS3 and Acrobat 8
> Professional. The files sizes are a lot bigger than if I print a similar
> file, containing the same images, as an Adobe PDF from Word. I have tried
> optimising the files but I lose a lot of quality in photos and the files
> still a lot bigger than if they were made from a different program. My
> has my old CS creative suite and her version of Acrobat Professional has a
> function (I can't remember its name) that reduces file size without losing
> noticeable image quality. This is not available in my version and in any
> case was greyed out on a file made in Illustrator CS3.
> What am I doing wrong and what options do I have to get good quality
> in a smaller file size?
> Thanks,
> 	Geoff Thompson