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 _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as danield at promise.com. Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/danield%40promise.co m Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info.