I am working on a four page document that is basically all text. There are two small photos, with farily small file sizes. For some reason the size of my InDesign file has jumped to about 1.5gb. When I export it as a pdf, it is only about 800k. I have no idea why the file is so huge. I have tried saving as different versions, and they are huge too. Anybody have ideas as to what is going on?
Yeah, that's HUGE for an ID file unless you've pasted huge art into it or are maybe tracking thousands of changes or something. Save AS didn't reduce the file size? Try exporting to .idml, then save that as .indd.
That worked! It brought the file size down to 2.5mb
A PDF which is exported from an InDesign file is smaller in size than the InDesign file, but in your case the difference is way too big. Try turning off the preflight and save the InDesign file as a separate file, see if it changes anything.