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How to Condense Transcripts with too large a file size?

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I pdfed my transcripts at work, and the 5 pages are 10 megabites. they can be loaded as a word file, through being converted as a jpg as well.

But how do i get the size drastically down?

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New post 01 Oct 2008, 18:28
probably have to rescan at a lower resolution. I was running into this issue and did a lot of trial and error

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New post 01 Oct 2008, 18:31
That's weird. I've got 6 pages of transcripts and it comes to ~450 kB.

I scanned mine to jpg, then converted to pdf. You might want to reduce the quality of the scan to reduce size.

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I pdfed my transcripts at work, and the 5 pages are 10 megabites. they can be loaded as a word file, through being converted as a jpg as well.

But how do i get the size drastically down?


What converting program did you use?
Adobe Acrobat Professional has an option for reducing PDF size.
Its in menu 'Advanced' -> 'PDF Optimizer'. You can play with the settings a bit to get a desired quality. I reduced my files to abt 500K. Text is readable, but images became somewhat blurry.

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New post 02 Oct 2008, 09:32
I had a hard time with this myself. It doesn't help that my school uses tiny, tiny font for the grades. I got my 2 page transcript to fit under 500kb and it was just barely legible.

If someone else has a more foolproof method to compress, please post it.

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New post 02 Oct 2008, 09:54
I mean this is 2008. I think they can handle at least 1 MB files. jeeeeez

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