Preference for DOC over PDF attachments - why?

definite.studies Registered Posts: 88 Regular contributor ⭐
I had a document of 1 and a half A4 pages, which could be saved as a 47KB pdf file or a 60KB doc file. The attachment size limits are 19.7KB for pdf and 97.7KB for doc files, so I was forced to attach a larger file than necessary. Unless there are special reasons to discourage people from using PDF, this seems rather unfair and wasteful.

I needed to use an attachment in order to preserve the layout of a table, which is practically impossible in a normal message, BTW.

Perhaps the policy could be reviewed.


  • Simon Smith
    Simon Smith Banned User Posts: 46 Regular contributor ⭐

    Apologies for this problem and thanks for pointing it out.

    I believe 19.7KB was the default when the forum was installed and the PDF option must have been skipped over in error. (There are quite a few options to vBulletin!)

    You can now attach 97.7KB PDF files

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