converting to PDF

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I just recently upgraded to 5.0.  But now when I convert a 200kb file to PDF, it becomes 2 MB.  It didn't use to do that...what am I doing wrong?
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Using distiller?

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I presume so.  I use the button that is in my Word software that says convert to PDF.
I dont think that uses Distiller. Save the word doc as a postscript file and drop that on distiller.
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I guess I am not sure what you mean.  What do you mean save it at a post-script file?  I don't see that as an option in the "Save As" function.  
Saving as a postscript file can also be done through your postscript printer Print dialog box. You can create a fake postscript printer for this purpose.

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I tried to print to file using acrobat distiller...is that what you are talking about.  It still made the file bigger.  Please be patient, I am NOT an advanced user and appreciate all the advice you are providing.
You need to select an appropriate compression in Distiller. Youre probably not compressing anything.

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That is interesting about the compression...I will check on that.  

But I sort of figured it out.  I had inserted our company logo in the footer.  It appears that it is the way I embed the logo.  When just used the paste button, it makes the file really big.  But if I pasted it in using paste special-picture and select embed with text under the format picture function, it seems to work.  Although it does not compress it, at least it isn't bigger.  

Thanks again for your patience.

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