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Hi, I have an HP Laserjet 4600, Word 2003, Acrobat 6.0 Standard. I have created a file in word, with text and images and converted it to .pdf, file size is 520Kb. No problem. But when I try to print the file size shows as over 80Mb in the printer seetings. (Start-Printers and Faxes-printer options). Is there anything that can be set in the file to reduce this. I have created files from Excel with no issue. Thanks Mark...

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    Default Print file size to big

    Hi, I have an HP Laserjet 4600, Word 2003, Acrobat 6.0 Standard. I have created a file in word, with text and images and converted it to .pdf, file size is 520Kb. No problem. But when I try to print the file size shows as over 80Mb in the printer seetings. (Start-Printers and Faxes-printer options). Is there anything that can be set in the file to reduce this. I have created files from Excel with no issue.
    Thanks
    Mark
    Mark_Ruddock@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Print file size to big

    Hi, I have an HP Laserjet 4600, Word 2003, Acrobat 6.0 Standard. I have created a file in word, with text and images and converted it to .pdf, file size is 520Kb. No problem. But when I try to print the file size shows as over 80Mb in the printer seetings. (Start-Printers and Faxes-printer options). Is there anything that can be set in the file to reduce this. I have created files from Excel with no issue.
    Thanks
    Mark
    Mark_Ruddock@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    That is not unusual. Leave the file and it should print.

    Aandi Inston
    Aandi_Inston@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    You're seeing the size of the printer spool file, which is going to be entirely dependent upon the printer you're printing to. It may be 80MB for you, but if I print the same doent on a different printer, my print spool size may be larger or smaller.

    Factors include:

    - The resolution of the printer
    - The printer language used by the printer (PostScript? PCL 5e? ECP/2?)
    - Whether or not the printer supports color
    - Whether the printer processes vector calculations on the printer or on the host
    - How many of the fonts need to be downloaded to the printer

    80mb is pretty small for a full-color 8.5x11 doent printed at 300 dpi.

    Nathan
    Nathan_Strong@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    Thanks for the help. Although I can leave it for 20 mins and it still doesn't print. Similiar sized files seem to print in a matter os seconds?
    Thanks
    Mark_Ruddock@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    sounds like a false correlation then. The spool job size is not what's causing your print jobs to fail.

    - Are you getting any errors?
    - Do ANY PDFs print (i.e. the help file)?
    - Can you print your PDFs to a different printer?

    Nathan
    Nathan_Strong@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    Can you print as image? Are you already printing as image (which could explain the gargantuan file size)?
    Scott_Falkner@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    Do you have any background images or transparencies in the file?
    W_T_Allen@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    Yes, JPEG image in the background
    Mark_Ruddock@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Default Re: Print file size to big

    See what happens when you get rid of it.
    W_T_Allen@adobeforums.com Guest

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