Do you frequently create graphic-rich documents or presentations for your courses? If so, unless you are optimizing them, they are likely very large. While your images, charts, and photos do enhance the learning experience, you don’t want the file size to bog down disk space or become problematic when downloading, especially for students who do not have high speed connections.
There’s good news, though, as there are some simple ways for you to optimize your files, primarily by compressing the images in them. This applies to Office products (Word, PowerPoint, etc.) and Adobe PDF files. Note that you must use Adobe Acrobat Professional (not just the free Adobe Reader) to take advantage of file optimization for this application.
Optimizing Files will take you through file optimization for Office 2007, Office 2003, Office for MAC, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
So, if you’re ready to magically shrink your bloated files, check out Optimizing Files, for those times when size really does matter.