This question may appear similar to the other PDF related question I asked, but it is different. ;)
I occasionally have to come up with dielines that we send to China for production and recently some files haven't g through. I'm told it's possibly because of the firewall in China or that the files are too large.
Anyways, as long as the dielines are comprised solely of vectors, the PDF files we send to China is never large. Usually under 500k or so. But sometimes I need to include a JPEG as a reference to the file and that increases the file drastically.
Are there any tricks/functions in the "save as PDF" dialogue that can seriously reduce the file size while simultaneously preserving illustrator editing capabilities? All I can do for now is compress the JPEG but sometimes it's still not enough.