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    I was recently sent a 14 page interactive pdf document by email 2 pages of which I had to complete and then return to the sender. I completed the required pages and then attempted to return the document to the sender only to be told that it was too big (76.2MB) and exceeded the maximum size document I could send (54MB).
    I understand that PDF documents don't compress so I tried to make the document smaller by removing the 12 pages that I didn't need to complete. There was no resultant decrease in size. Can anybody tell me why this is or am I not doing something I should be doing. I used Preview to open and edit the document.

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    Could you not take a screen shot of the relevant PDF file and send them instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leadfoot View Post
    Could you not take a screen shot of the relevant PDF file and send them instead.
    I did try and alternative method in that I printed the two pages and then scanned them in as JPEES and the n attached these to an email but for some reason the receiver couldn't open the attachment??

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    Sorry meant JPEG!

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    How about combining the jpegs into a single pdf file. See Merge JPG images into a single PDF file? | Ask Dave Taylor If necessary it should be possible to adjust the size of the jpegs before creating the pdf.
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    You can use 'Save as PDF' option in your print dialogue - this will usually discard all the interactive forms and flatten objects, resulting in a much smaller file. Just in case you're not sure where it is:

    CMD+P ---> in the printer menu window, at the bottom, in the left-hand corner, click on [PDF] button ---> select Save as PDF

    Since you've used Preview to handle the file, I am not suggesting using file optimisation in Acrobat Pro
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