5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 28, 2010 4:55 AM by silhouettes
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I have a 12 page document with a number of pictures which I wish to save as a PDF and upload to a website. In Pages when I export it as a PDF I get a choice of 'Good', 'Better' or 'Best' for image quality. Choosing 'Good' the resulting file is 8MB, rather too large for my liking. However when choosing 'Best' the resulting file size is still 8MB. So my questions are:
1. What's the difference between these settings?
2. Is it possible to create a PDF which reduces the image quality to screen resolution to make a smaller file?
I'd be grateful for any help.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), + iMac
Solved by PeterBreis0807 on Feb 28, 2010 4:23 AM Solved
Before you save to .pdf save your Pages document.

+Menu > File Reduce File Size+

This will trim all your images to their cropped size and lower their resolution to 72dpi.

Create your .pdf using whichever of the settings you like.

Open the .pdf in Preview .app and go

+Menu > File > Save As… > Format: PDF > Quartz Filter: Reduce File Size+

If you have Adobe Acrobat Pro

+Menu > Document > Reduce File Size+


+Menu > Advanced > PDF Optimizer… > set the resolution and options to your liking+

Reply by fruhulda on Feb 28, 2010 4:08 AM Helpful

1. I have also wonder about that as Better makes a larger file.

2. In Pages before you save or export go File > Reduce File size

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