I am at a loss here, and need some help. I have my fingers crossed that someone will have seen this problem before and will be able to help!
I produce maps using ArcMap (I have ArcView v10 ). I usually provide clients with pdf copies. My workflow has been to export from ArcMap to pdf. The resulting pdf file is usually quite big, so I use the "Reduce File Size" tool in Adobe Acrobat to reduce the file size. It works great, often reduce the file size by 4/5 and keeping really good resolution.
The problem is that I just noticed that the logos that are part of the map loose a lot of quality when I use "reduce file size" to reduce the file size. Indeed, it seems that all vector data is well preserved while "raster" data looses it's crispness.
see attachement ( after using the "reduce file size " option- I could not upload the before view, as it was too large- but you can take my word for it, the logos are "crisp". The other option to reduce file size that I know of is to use the save-as method, however this method does not compress the pdf as much.
I am hoping that someone out there has some insight!
Any suggestion, (or words of encouragement) are welcome!!!!
The Mad Mapper