Best way to produe reasonably good quality, low file size pdf documents

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Hello, I want to combine documents in Word and pdf formats. I used a program to do it (don't remember the name). It generated a pdf document in hugh file size. What is the best way to generate a reasonably readable pdf file with low file size?

    My original approach:

    1. Create some documents in Word and printed as pdf format.
    2. Used a program (don't recall the name) to combine the pdf file from the original Word and other pdf documents.

  2. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    For best results use Adobe InDesign (document assembly and formatting), create a PDF (InDesign PDF export options) and then use the Adobe Acrobat Pro PDF optimizer. Be careful, because some optimizer options can make your PDF incompatible with older versions of Adobe Reader (was Acrobat Reader) or remove content. Therefore, work only with document copies, not with the original files!
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    Thanks. Does InDesign take Word documents?

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