I would not call our building's newsletter a labour of love. I would call it damn hard work. The previous ones have been A4 sized. We have managed to produce two a year. This time, it is A3 sized, so more writing although one page is mostly photos.
We finally thought we had it perfect, well as good as we can do, and we were already to email off to be printed. R attached it to an email and I then noticed it was nearly 35mb. What??????
I immediately suspected the photos as I had not resized them before inserting them into the Word document. But even if there are eight photos at 1mb each, it still does not add up to 35mb.
I resized the pictures and R sat down to insert them into the document and delete the old photos.
Now R is very familiar with Publisher but not so with Word and nor am I when it comes to messing about with pictures. He wanted to make the newsletter with Publisher and I resisted. I wish I had kept my trap shut.
After half an hour of fiddling, he finally had it again arranged correctly. Now I often nag him about saving work. I know through bitter experience. But did he? No. Work lost. Another twenty or so minutes re-doing it.
I don't know why, but resizing the pictures brought it down to just over 3mb. It has been circulated to committee members by another member as a pdf file and it is only 165kb. I don't like pdf much, but I better grow to like it.