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Robert Smith
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Reducing file size to specific target (500kb)

Aug 1, 2012 10:55 AM

Guys,

I have a 6mb file and the lowest I can reduce it is to 2.5M. How can I get this file smaller and hopefully, right around 500KB?

 

Thanks

Rob

 
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    Aug 1, 2012 11:16 AM   in reply to Robert Smith

    This is a case where you should edit the original file. Do you have images in your pdf?

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 12:15 PM   in reply to Robert Smith

    What version of Acrobat are you using? It probably can be done with the PDF Optimizer, but the location depends on your Acrobat version.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 2:29 PM   in reply to Robert Smith

    There is no slider in the Optimize PDF dialog. You may have attempted to adjust in the wrong place.

     

    In Acrobat X Pro, choose File > Save As > Optimized PDF. Click on the Audit Space Usage button at the upper right. If you can, post a screen capture of that dialog. It will help determine where the large file size is coming from?

     

    The warning about "renderable text": What exactly does that warning say?

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 3:10 PM   in reply to Robert Smith

    What do you get when you reduce them to 72 ppi like this:

     

    72ppi.jpg

     

    You can't do anything within Acrobat (that I know of) to deal with the "image mask" message.

     

    You might be able to reduce further if you open each image in the publication in Photoshop and reduce the resolution in Photoshop.

     
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    Aug 2, 2012 7:38 AM   in reply to Robert Smith

    If you do not have any bookmarks and such in the PDF, just a simple PDF, then you might simply try printing to the Adobe PDF printer to create a new PDF. Before you do that, you will probably want to use a variation of the Standard job settings. However, you should consider 2 modifications: 1. Embed ALL fonts as subsets and 2. go to the 72dpi on the graphics. You might consider a larger dpi, but it seems your graphics are the major problem. As a test, you might just go ahead with the std job settings as is, then play around with modifications. For an archive, you should embed all of the fonts as a standard practice.

     
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