PDF format is often a little
smaller than native files. If you do not
expect us to make any changes to your document,
you can save it as a PDF. Make sure that
you embed fonts and graphics and use a suitable
"Prepress" or "Document Distribution"
type of PDF. To learn more about the PDF
CorelDraw has PDF Capabilities
already built-in. If you are not using CorelDraw
you may have to acquire a PDF making program (do
not confuse this with free PDF viewers - they
do not make PDFs). Use the following link
to download a free PDF creation program:
Compress your files into a .zip
or .rar format. If you do not have any file
compression software the following links will
take you to download sites for the most popular
compression utilities: Download
a beta version of WinZip 9 (click here) Download
WinRar (click here)
Photographic images should be
no more than 300 dpi (at the size they will be
printed) and a minimum of 225 dpi (at the size
they will be printed). If the photos are
not going to be printed in full color, then they
should be saved as greyscale to reduce file size.
Crop your photos in a photo editing program prior
to importing (placing) into page layout programs
(if you crop in a page layout program the program
retains the data nessasary for the entire image
and thus the file size is not reduced).
You can also trace your line
art bitmap images (scans) and turn them into a
smal size file using a tracing program.
CorelDraw includes a very powerful tracing program.