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does anyone know how to change the resulution in this program?  I save the files as .pdf, and they frequently take up too much space.  You'd think this an easy task - but I just could not figure it out!

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If youre using Adobe Distiller to create the PDF there are quality settings which you can use to decrease the size of PDFs. They will lose quality though.
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I must be doing something wrong.  That's exactly what I want - a lower quality pdf that takes up less space.  I went into the distiller settings and tried changing the dpi etc, but there are no differences.
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I must be doing something wrong.  That's exactly what I want - a lower quality pdf that takes up less space.  I went into the distiller settings and tried changing the dpi etc, but there are no differences.
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You must not be applying the new compression settings to the new PDF youre creating.
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How would I do this?  I've never used either software before.
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In the main Distiller window there is a popup for Job Options. Pick Screen. Then go to the Settings>Job Options menu and make appropriate selections. 72dpi is especially important. Hit OK, save your settings file etc. Drop your postscript/etc file on the distiller window and let 'er rip.
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Ok, this is what i'm doing.  I scan the file, perform the ocr, and then save as an image only pdf (the OCR does not work on this particular page), so it wouldn't be a ps file.  Another office has the same setup, but when they scan the same picture, the pdf is slightly lower in quality and almost half the size of mine.  Both scanners and software were installed using the default options.
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Sounds like you arent using distiller at all. Omnipage is just dumping an image out in a PDF wrapper. The size of your image is directly related to the size of your PDF. The other office is probably scanning smaller, lower DPI, etc.
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Yes that's all I want to do - scan at a lower dpi.  any setting that looks like it may work doesn't.
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Scanning at a lower DPI is a setting in your scanning software. Just gotta find it. Its usually out in the open.
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That's what I thought to, but I can't find it anywhere in omnipage.  All I can find is brightness and contrast.
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Could be in your preferences if youre using OmniPage to scan...
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I'm tellin you.  I go to options, and there are settings for many different things, and resolution, or quality, or dpi is not one of them!
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Then use the scanning software that came with your scanner, scan to a file, and run the file through omnipage.
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It turns out that you have to the scanner settings, click setup, click advanced, then click "show native user interface."  Then every time you scan you can change any settings.
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Since I took so long to respond I'm giving you the points.  Thanks for the help!
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