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Why does Convert to PDF increase a Word doc size by 5x into PDF?



 
 
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Old August 22nd 07, 06:30 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
David Faubion
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Default Why does Convert to PDF increase a Word doc size by 5x into PDF?

The PDF that Word 2003 makes increases the file size of the doc. What
explains this odd about face? Has MS sabatoged the standard or have I yet to
see a setting in Word 2003 that will return PDF to its place of small virtue?
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Old August 22nd 07, 09:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
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Word 2003 has no function for creating PDF files?

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David Faubion wrote:
The PDF that Word 2003 makes increases the file size of the doc. What
explains this odd about face? Has MS sabatoged the standard or have I
yet to see a setting in Word 2003 that will return PDF to its place
of small virtue?



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Old August 22nd 07, 04:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
David Faubion
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Default Why does Convert to PDF increase a Word doc size by 5x into PD

Word 2003 of the Office: Student and Teacher Edition does have the Flash
Paper menu, which contains the Convert to PDF function. The PDF generated
from that conversion are 5x the size of the original Word doc file. Thus, the
PDF become a GDF: Giant Document File or a CDF: Cumbersome Doc File. Please
explain why MS would choose to allow that "turning PDF on its head."
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"Graham Mayor" wrote:

Word 2003 has no function for creating PDF files?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org


David Faubion wrote:
The PDF that Word 2003 makes increases the file size of the doc. What
explains this odd about face? Has MS sabatoged the standard or have I
yet to see a setting in Word 2003 that will return PDF to its place
of small virtue?




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Old August 22nd 07, 06:37 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
garfield-n-odie [MVP]
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Default Why does Convert to PDF increase a Word doc size by 5x into PD

FlashPaper is an Adobe product, not a Microsoft product. Please explain
why you think MS owes you an explanation for how an Adobe product works.

David Faubion wrote:

Word 2003 of the Office: Student and Teacher Edition does have the Flash
Paper menu, which contains the Convert to PDF function. The PDF generated
from that conversion are 5x the size of the original Word doc file. Thus, the
PDF become a GDF: Giant Document File or a CDF: Cumbersome Doc File. Please
explain why MS would choose to allow that "turning PDF on its head."


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Old August 23rd 07, 05:00 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
David Faubion
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Default Why does Convert to PDF increase a Word doc size by 5x into PD

Hi,
Do you mean to say that Flash Paper is bundled into the WORD 2003 as a third
party plugin or add-on?

Nevertheless, Microsoft did let me know about a free fix or work-around to
return PDF to its small file-size supremacy:
http://www.filedudes.com/word_to_pdf...oad-16088.html
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"garfield-n-odie [MVP]" wrote:

FlashPaper is an Adobe product, not a Microsoft product. Please explain
why you think MS owes you an explanation for how an Adobe product works.

David Faubion wrote:

Word 2003 of the Office: Student and Teacher Edition does have the Flash
Paper menu, which contains the Convert to PDF function. The PDF generated
from that conversion are 5x the size of the original Word doc file. Thus, the
PDF become a GDF: Giant Document File or a CDF: Cumbersome Doc File. Please
explain why MS would choose to allow that "turning PDF on its head."



 




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