4 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2012 3:23 AM by jakudo
jakudo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi,

 

when I want to create pdf file (from different applications, mostly from word), it creat the pdf file way too larger than the original file. For example, my master thesis in .doc is about 10Mb, however the .pdf file is about 17Mb and when re-saved it in preview and cmpressed the size, it saved it as 11 Mb.

Is there any way how to save/print it to pdf and create smaller file and be able to send it via mail for example? I mean, is it possible to do that with the basic Mac OS X feature, not with some app.

 

Thanks:)

 

P.S.: I've found few questions about the same problem here on forum and somewhere else, but the questions were asked in previous versions of Mac OS X. I'm using latest version of everything...


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • 1. Re: Print to pdf format too big
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    jakudo wrote:

     

    P.S.: I've found few questions about the same problem here on forum and somewhere else, but the questions were asked in previous versions of Mac OS X. I'm using latest version of everything...

     

    Whatever you found there should equally apply.

  • 2. Re: Print to pdf format too big
    jakudo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Actually everything what I've found didn't help. The most "solution" I've found talking about the use of preview and "reduce file size" feature. However, It still created large file than the original. I assume that there is no way how to save documents to pdf using basig Mac OS X feature and create smaller file than original :-/

  • 3. Re: Print to pdf format too big
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    What's wrong with third party apps to do it like PDF Shrink (or any of the apps listed in the Similar Software section of the page I linked to)?

  • 4. Re: Print to pdf format too big
    jakudo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    nothing is wrong with it, but if there is any chance how to set up the "pdf printing", I would prefer it. If there is no possibility how to do that, I'll probably download some 3rd arty app.