DOC v. PDF v. ODF... size wise

Wed 02 April 2008

At my job we create very large documents for customers explaining how we are going to test their systems. These documents are usually a couple thousand pages long which means the files can also get pretty large.

I got curious to see how big the file would be based on the "type" of file that it was. Here are some of the numbers I came up with:

Microsoft Word .DOC file = 30,627 KB
Adobe Acrobat .PDF file = 12,610 KB .ODT file = 1,052 KB

There is something that just isn't right about those results. You mean to tell me that I could just e-mail that one file to my customer instead of burning one of the other files to a CD or DVD and FedEx'ing it to them? I guess this also shows how bloated Microsoft makes their documents. I wish I could use OpenOffice at work!

By Sparks, Category: Computers