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nrk
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: How do I compress pictures in Publisher?
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Today I created a document in Publisher 2003 with several pictures, which, in
the end, created a large 6 mb document, which is too large to send by e-mail.
I tried to compress the pictures (using the format pictures toolbar) but that
didn't seem to make a difference in the size of the file. Is there something
else I can do? Thank you
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Ed Bennett
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I compress pictures in Publisher? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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nrk wrote:
> Today I created a document in Publisher 2003 with several pictures, which, in
> the end, created a large 6 mb document, which is too large to send by e-mail.
> I tried to compress the pictures (using the format pictures toolbar) but that
> didn't seem to make a difference in the size of the file. Is there something
> else I can do?

Is the file being sent for editing or just for viewing? If it's just for
viewing, your best bet is to use PDF - this compresses the file AND
allows it to be viewed without Publisher. Try PrimoPDF from
www.primopdf.com if you don't have a PDF creator, or
http://preview.tinyurl.com/y2fh2b if you have Publisher 2007.

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Ed Bennett - MVP Microsoft Publisher
http://ed.mvps.org
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peter
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I compress pictures in Publisher? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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"nrk" wrote in message

> Today I created a document in Publisher 2003 with several pictures, which,
> in
> the end, created a large 6 mb document, which is too large to send by
> e-mail.
> I tried to compress the pictures (using the format pictures toolbar) but
> that
> didn't seem to make a difference in the size of the file. Is there
> something
> else I can do? Thank you

photo file occupy the same amount of file space once imported into publisher
the vector operations you perform on it doesn't change the actual size

One way is to save-as the whole document as a jpg file. You can choose one
of 3 resolution.
For finer control on the resulting resolution and jpeg compression, put the
jpg file through a photo editor.

Obviously, this solution is for preview only, since the receiver won't be
able to edit the original pub file. If you want to send the document for
someone to edit, then resize the photos first before you put them into
publisher. If the person doesn't need to edit the photo, then you can use a
low resolution photo as a stand-in. After the person edited your pub file,
you can put back in the hi resolution version.
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Ed Bennett
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:19 am    Post subject: Re: How do I compress pictures in Publisher? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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peter wrote:
> photo file occupy the same amount of file space once imported into publisher
> the vector operations you perform on it doesn't change the actual size

The "Compress Pictures" button in Pub2003 SP1 and later sure does.

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