Hi Jon,

You asked a good question but you said nothing about your situation.
As an example, I write manuals up to 330 A5 pages that result in PDFs of
around 5MB.
Customers report no problems downloading these PDFs from the company
website and viewing them in a standard browser.
As a first step, I suggest you discuss your situation in detail with
your IT manager, and together determine the best way to put your manuals
online and whether you really need to reduce their file size.
Than, if it turns out that your PDFs are too big, look at file-size
reduction as a separate issue.

Daniel Doornbos
Technical Writer
Promise Technology, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: framers-bounces+danield=promise....@lists.frameusers.com
[mailto:framers-bounces+danield=promise.com at lists.frameusers.com] On
Behalf Of Jon Harvey
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 9:24 AM
To: framers
Subject: PDFs: How big is too big?

Hi all,

We would like to place some of our larger manuals online for download
but don't know whether the PDFs will be too big. Is there a general
guideline limit (1MB, 10MB, 25MB?) for the size of a PDF for download?
Most of  our users are corporate, so we anticipate each will have a
high-speed connection. However, we certainly can't guarantee all of them
will be. 

Any thoughts?...............Jon


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