I'm having an issue with the table of contents in a .pdf. I'm working on a 112 page document in InDesign CS5. After exporting the .pdf, I realized that the file would be far too large to upload to the website. I used "reduce file size" in Acrobat Pro to make it smaller and chose the option to make it compatible with Acrobat 5.0 and later. The table of contents worked fine, all bookmarks appeared and links worked but the file was still too big. I did the same thing again but for version 4.0 and later and now the file is an appropriate size but the table of contents doesn't include all of the bookmarks and certain links don't work. Any help is appreciated!
Don't go down to 4. Consider v5 a minimum. I prefer v7 as a minimum. v4 doesn't support smarty features. Generally, the higher the version number, the more clever it is at squeezing file size. But really, the single biggest factor in PDF file size is your choice of how many ppi the bitmap images are sampled down to. Did you try setting them down to 100 ppi, for example?
I have the downsampling set to 72 ppi as is : / thank you for the quick response though!