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Topic: size matters!
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 74597
From: jeffk
Date: 10/20/2002 09:57 PM

Im a complete beginner with adobe acrobat.

I imported a scan into acrobat it is a printout of 6 powerpoint slides (text & drawings, no photos), ON 1 PAGE: imported as a b&w photo @ 100dpi it has a file size of 520kb & @ 75dpi it is 267kb. I have tried scanning it in as a b&w drawing @ 100 dpi. Its only 21kb, but the quality is poor some of the text is almost unreadable.

BUT, I have a downloaded pdf file that is 28 pages with 1 good quality b&w photo & 2 good quality colour photos (nearly a whole page) this file is only 612kb!! I also have a 50 page manual as a pdf, with lots of diagrams & headings in bold - that is 891kb (this one is made with pagemaker 6.5 & acrobat distiller 4.05 for macintosh, so I dont know what difference that makes).

So, my questions are: (1) what am I doing wrong!?
(2)how do I scan documents into acrobat @ a useable resolution (decent quality), but have them still be a manageable size?
(3)Is acrobat the best application to use to save scans as PDF files?

My scanner is a HP ScanJet 4300C, I use WXP pro/office 2K.

TIA, Jeff
p.s. I need to get something into pdf & emailed soon, so any quick/simple solutions welcomed.

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