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I have pdf files submitted to me for placement on the web. I do not create these files. They come out of Word. Files contain some images but most graphics are vector. In Advanced, PDF Optimizer, Audit Space Usage, it says that 79% is Content Streams. What are Content Streams? continued...

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    I have pdf files submitted to me for placement on the web. I do not create these files. They come out of Word. Files contain some images but most graphics are vector. In Advanced, PDF Optimizer, Audit Space Usage, it says that 79% is Content Streams. What are Content Streams? How do I reduce this? Does this have anything to do with "Track Changes" or some other feature in Word?
    Ralph_Bentley@adobeforums.com Guest

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    I design ads in illustator 8.01. How do I keep my file sizes down and maintain quality? Can somebody please lift the veil?

    Margriet Grant
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    Content streams are the contents of the pages - the text and any line
    drawings. This suggests files that are unlikely to be reduced any
    more, since throwing away text isn't usually an option.

    Aandi Inston
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    One way to reduce the size of PDFs starting in Illustrator is to print
    to Distiller, rather than save as PDF.

    Aandi Inston
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    By the way, Margriet, why are you bothered about reducing file size?
    For the web, it's important, for printed material, huge files are the
    norm/

    Aandi Inston
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    Thank you for you response. I have trouble emailing my files because of their size. Isn't there a way to reduce file size so I can send it as attachemetns and keeping enough quality?

    Margriet
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    Sometimes what you are left with is the bare minimum. How large are
    the files, for how many pages?

    Aandi Inston
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    With me I think you should save it as postcript and re set your Distiller ( Don't forget click on "for fast web view ") and all images downsampling as posible .
    Ian_McCoy@adobeforums.com Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by margriet_grant@adobeforums.com View Post
    Thank you for you response. I have trouble emailing my files because of their size. Isn't there a way to reduce file size so I can send it as attachemetns and keeping enough quality?

    Margriet
    You can use Adobe Acrobat Pro 9 to reduce PDF files. Click the DOENT pull down menu, select REDUCE FILE SIZE. Select LATER VERSION to get the minimum file size.
    Ernesto Pangilinan Guest

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    After optimizing the pdf files, use an archiver -e.g. winrar, 7-zip, etc. and select a high compression level. You may reduce the file size even further.
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