I produce many PDF documents by inserting hundreds of images into a Microsoft Word 2007 document and then converting it to PDFs. In general, I have been unhappy with the lack of sharpness in the resulting images (see attachments).
I have Adobe Acrobat Professional 8.0 and I have just stumbled upon some information regarding Adobe distiller (which I didn't even realize I had in the master suite). After reading material for over an hour, I am probably more confused now than I was when I started.
What I typically do is create a 70 page Word document, of which approximately 50 pages have 6 images per page. These documents generally run between 4-6 MBs.
After converting to a PDF, I typically wind up with a 5-8 MB file. What I want to have happen is for the resulting images in the PDF document to be as sharp as possible (if the file size could be less than 10-11 MBs or so).
Is there a suggested group of settings or set up steps in Adobe Distiller or Word, or anything else which can accomplish this?
Thank you very much.