Reader doesn't have anything to do with file size.
How are you determining this size?
If I right click on the file and look at properties.....
If I convert any file to a pdf, whether converting word doc, or a jpg the new pdf takes forever to open, I assumed that meant the file size was now giant. You are saying that it has nothing to do with the conversion to a pdf?
No. Not saying that.
Just saying that Reader has nothing to do with the size since Reader cannot convert anything to PDF. It is only used to view/print PDF's.
What product are you using to convert your documents to PDF?