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Old March 24th 06, 09:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default Word tables in pdf format are highly inefficient

Hi There,

I've got a huge task of pdf'ing 13000 mail merge documents... however that
part of the process i've been able to automate. The problem is that the pdf's
that are generated from the post script files are exceptionally large! The
problem appears to be because of the tables in the documents... Is there any
way of making the word document tables more efficient? especially with the
use of dotted lines!
Thanks in advance!


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Old March 24th 06, 10:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default Word tables in pdf format are highly inefficient

The only reason you could have for creating 13000 mailmerge PDFs is that
you're planning to email them. Spam, in other words. Keep pushing your head
upwards until you can feel your spleen between your teeth. Then bite down
hard.





"Justin Hess" wrote in message
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Hi There,

I've got a huge task of pdf'ing 13000 mail merge documents... however that
part of the process i've been able to automate. The problem is that the
pdf's
that are generated from the post script files are exceptionally large! The
problem appears to be because of the tables in the documents... Is there
any
way of making the word document tables more efficient? especially with the
use of dotted lines!
Thanks in advance!




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Old March 24th 06, 03:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default Word tables in pdf format are highly inefficient

It's also just barely possible that Justin works for a central billing
company of some sort.

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"Jezebel" wrote in message
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The only reason you could have for creating 13000 mailmerge PDFs is that
you're planning to email them. Spam, in other words. Keep pushing your

head
upwards until you can feel your spleen between your teeth. Then bite down
hard.





"Justin Hess" wrote in message
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Hi There,

I've got a huge task of pdf'ing 13000 mail merge documents... however

that
part of the process i've been able to automate. The problem is that the
pdf's
that are generated from the post script files are exceptionally large!

The
problem appears to be because of the tables in the documents... Is there
any
way of making the word document tables more efficient? especially with

the
use of dotted lines!
Thanks in advance!





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Old March 24th 06, 07:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default Word tables in pdf format are highly inefficient

I would suggest that it has something to do with the way that you are
creating the .pdf files. Where do the postscript files come into it. If I
use the Adobe PDF printer to create a .PDF file from a Word document, it is
invariably significantly smaller in size than the Word document - between
1/3 and 1/4 of the file size.

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"Justin Hess" wrote in message
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Hi There,

I've got a huge task of pdf'ing 13000 mail merge documents... however that
part of the process i've been able to automate. The problem is that the
pdf's
that are generated from the post script files are exceptionally large! The
problem appears to be because of the tables in the documents... Is there
any
way of making the word document tables more efficient? especially with the
use of dotted lines!
Thanks in advance!




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Old March 25th 06, 01:27 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default Word tables in pdf format are highly inefficient

A central billing company wouldn't be wasting time with this sort of
amateurish technique.



"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
It's also just barely possible that Justin works for a central billing
company of some sort.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
The only reason you could have for creating 13000 mailmerge PDFs is that
you're planning to email them. Spam, in other words. Keep pushing your

head
upwards until you can feel your spleen between your teeth. Then bite down
hard.





"Justin Hess" wrote in message
news
Hi There,

I've got a huge task of pdf'ing 13000 mail merge documents... however

that
part of the process i've been able to automate. The problem is that the
pdf's
that are generated from the post script files are exceptionally large!

The
problem appears to be because of the tables in the documents... Is
there
any
way of making the word document tables more efficient? especially with

the
use of dotted lines!
Thanks in advance!








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Old March 26th 06, 11:40 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.tables
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Default Word tables in pdf format are highly inefficient

Hi Justin,

The problem here is that the later versions of Word produce extremely
verbose postscript files en-route to the PDFs. Older versions of Word
generated much more compact output.

For compactness, you would probably do better to have postscript files
generated professionally. These could then be converted to relatively small
PDFs.

Cheers


"Justin Hess" wrote in message
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Hi There,

I've got a huge task of pdf'ing 13000 mail merge documents... however that
part of the process i've been able to automate. The problem is that the
pdf's
that are generated from the post script files are exceptionally large! The
problem appears to be because of the tables in the documents... Is there

any
way of making the word document tables more efficient? especially with the
use of dotted lines!
Thanks in advance!




 




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