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Old 17-03-2017, 11:06 AM   #1
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I would like to post documents that might be useful to other members but they exceed the limits for attachments (202kb pdf as opposed to an upper limit of 19.5kb)

Is there any way round this?
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Old 17-03-2017, 11:33 AM   #2
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Quick question - have you produced the PDF from Word and if so are there pictures in there?

Reason i ask is that if there are pictures / photos, it is generally them that makes the file size so large. You can use a feature within word that will reduce the size of the pictures (that's file size not physical size). That would then create a smaller PDF.
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Old 17-03-2017, 11:49 AM   #3
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Use a size reduction software to bring them down to the required size.

Or post it to a free photo web hosting site like Photobucket.com and then copy the URL of that image back here. This IMO is the better way as image stays the same size and the forum isn't hosting the file.
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There are no pictures, just text, but the WORD file exceeds the limit as well. 35kb

If I post it by copy & paste the software doesn't support the format and squashes it up to be unreadable.

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I can only suggest that you break the document down into bite size chunks or chapters maybe. It sounds as if what ever you are using to convert it to PDF is increasing rather than reducing the size (unless it's scanned of course). Most PDF converters will reduce it and there is usually an option for web view which will reduce it down further.
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It is a 3 1/2 page document but breaking it up would destroy the usefulness. The smallest file size I can get is 27kb as docx. A quick check of many of my doc files suggest that a file size of 25 to 30 kb is a norm, as WORD, and 150 - 200 kb as pdf . The limits in this site do therefore appear somewhat tight.
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I've increased the .PDF file size to 150kb or as close as possible to that figure which is 146.5kb
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Still can't post this as a pdf, the smallest I can get it is 198 kb. And smallest I can get a WORD file of the same thing is 27kb as a docx.

I was going to put up a simplifier of BR carriage codes but it needs to be formatted correctly or it becomes impossible to read. I shan't bother now.

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Old 17-03-2017, 05:52 PM   #9
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Just use one of the cloud providers. Plenty around offering free storage up to a limit.
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Sorry, but that doesn't mean a lot to me, a cloud is a big white fluffy thing in the sky. Remember you are dealing with a very old dinosaur when it comes to IT. I still regard these things as haunted typewriters. :-)
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