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When I create a document in pages with graphics and print to PDF the size of the PDF file is pretty large. Is there a way to reduce the size for web posting?
 
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The only way I can think of is to delete some of the document. I don't think there's a way to "shrink" a document or PDF.
 

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When I create a document in pages with graphics and print to PDF the size of the PDF file is pretty large. Is there a way to reduce the size for web posting?

I take it your Pages document has lots of images inside of it? If so, try using graphics that are in jpg or png format. Bitmaps (BMPs) are uncompressed and result in larger document sizes.
 
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If you have the full version of Acrobat you use the "Reduce file size" in the Documents menu.

Otherwise, there is also a compress file command when creating a PDF-file using the Print command if that helps.
 

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Also if the PDF is not for print and will only be viewed then reduce the dpi of the photos to 72 instead of 300
 
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The document is for print and website. It is a newsletter. I only use gifs and jpgs and reduce them as much as possible before inserting. When Pages prints to PDF it does not print the same as Adobe Acrobat full version did in Windows
 
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If you have the full version of Acrobat you use the "Reduce file size" in the Documents menu.

Otherwise, there is also a compress file command when creating a PDF-file using the Print command if that helps.

How do I compress the file with the print command?
 

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The document is for print and website. It is a newsletter. I only use gifs and jpgs and reduce them as much as possible before inserting. When Pages prints to PDF it does not print the same as Adobe Acrobat full version did in Windows

OK, it might be the GIFs that are problematic. Any chance you can convert those to JPGs?
 
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Hmmmm.... that's unusual. I know GIF has some compression, but I didn't think it was as efficient as JPG.

I think it depends on what the picture shows since JPG can show more colours than GIF, but outherwise you can get the files as small as possible with good quality with either GIF or JPG, it all depends on what it shows (and what quality you want). JPG for photograhs and GIF for everything else is normally the rule of thumb.
 
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I can take the file I created on the mac to a windows machine with Adobe Acrobat and reduce the file that way....kind of a round about way of doing things...Adobe Standard 9 for mac runs about $300
 
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Maybe you are stuck and need Acrobat then.

Have you checked how big the file will be if you print the newsletter and then scan it to PDF?
 

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