File Sizes...

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File Sizes...

Postby JakeMM » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:06 pm

Hi,

I've been working on a few files lately, where the PDF size ends up above the email size limit. As a workaround, I've been sending clients a dropbox link... but some have ended up confused as to how to access the files.

Therefore I was wondering what options people use within Layout to end up with something at a decent quality, but with a low file size.

As I see it, I have the following ways to change quality:

1. Setting the drawings to Vector, Hybrid or Raster.
2. Changing the "Rendering Quality" in the Document setup (between Low, Medium and High).
3. Changing the "Image Resolution" under options when I export a PDF (between Low, Medium and High).
4. Changing the JPEG compression slider under options when I export a PDF (slider between Smaller File > Higher Quality).

Which options remove the most bulk from the file without affecting the image quality too much?
I'm currently using 1. Hybrid, 2. High, 3. High, 4. Highest Quality.
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Re: File Sizes...

Postby pbacot » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:41 pm

I'd be interested in learning more about this too. However, while I have a Mac, I don't know about all the settings you are describing or where they are. I print pdf from L.O. at highest quality and mostly use hybrid rendering. Sometimes I think I don't need the highest quality setting and some experimentation is in order. I think you'll find that the pdf experience on Mac is unique and Windows people may not be able to help us. I find that exporting from Preview with Filter "create generic PDFx-3 Document" can reduce the file size some with no noticeable change in appearance. The filter"reduce file size" is no good.
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Re: File Sizes...

Postby JakeMM » Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:49 pm

Thanks for the tip about using "Preview"!

2. Rendering quality is found under "File" > "Document Setup..." > "Paper".
3 and 4 are found under "File" > "Export..." > "Options..."

If I get no replies, I might spend a day doing some different exports and try to compare them all - both on screen and on paper.

It's amazing how many different options there are for changing the quality!
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Re: File Sizes...

Postby pbacot » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:08 pm

I know about rendering. I think I was just referring to the options on exporting Pdf as I actually do not use that method, and haven't looked at it for a long time. I use print to pdf all the time. Obviously that's something I should consider if I run into problems. I use print because I need consistent file naming and output to use in another program.
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Re: File Sizes...

Postby JakeMM » Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:49 pm

I completely forgot about "Print to PDF"!

It'll be interesting to see how that effects file size!
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