Basically the two are in conflict.
Smaller file = poorer quality. Is it intended for screen view you can use a poorer quality. If it is a pdf for print you want the quality the printers need. File size is mostly in the amount of jpeg-compression and actual pixels per inch in images. Exporting from InDesign, I find that selecting "for print" gives me more control. Check the box "crop images to frame", downsample your images to i.e. 100 px and set Jpeg-compression to medium. View your result to see if it is acceptable.
Hope this helps
Thanks. For some reason it exported to only 856kb today whereas, it exported to 15.6mgs yesterday! And I exported as a High Quality. Obviously, I am missing a big step.
Can you answer one more question?
I am adding hyperlinks to my imported PNGs. I thought these embedded hyperlinks would export to PDF. But they are not active once I open them in Adobe Acrobat. What am I doing wrong? Also, how do I make sure these hyperlinks work from within Adobe inDesign?
Have you made sure to tick the box "include hyperlinks" under "general" in the export panel?
That worked!!! Thank you very much!!
I'm curious. Does InDesign offer the option of making the URL open up in a New Page? I looked but did not find it.
Glad things worked fine
I do not think InDesign does, perheps with some coding - I make links in Acrobat Pro - which has that option ;-)
Hi again. I'm still having issues reducing a 10 page PDF. It's 250mg. This is crazy. I can't find export for web.
I solved the issue. Put my old memory cap on.
I exported the large image files as pngs. I imported them into Adobe InDesign and then exported it as a reduced size pdf.