Optimizing SMART Notebook Files to Decrease File Size

  • If your .notebook files contain large pictures (pictures over 1 MB in file size), your files could open and run slowly. You can reduce the pictures’ file size without noticeably reducing their quality. As a result, your .notebook files’ overall file sizes will be smaller and the files will open and run more quickly. 

    To reduce the size of a large picture after inserting it into your notebook file:
    1. Right click on picture
    2. Click on Optimize Image from the menu
    3. Then click Optimize.

    To optimize existing Notebook files:

    1. Open up your existing Notebook file.

    2. Click File > Export As > Optimized SMART Notebook File


    3. Browse to where you want to save the new file, type a name for the file in the File name box (we recommend adding something that differentiates it from the original, i.e. Original > Original-Opt), and click Save.

    4. After verifying that the optimized file saved correctly, you can delete the original file.

    To set Notebook to optimize files by default:

    1. Select Edit > Preferences.
    2. Click the Defaults tab.
    3. From the dropdown under Image optimization, select “Always change image resolution to optimize file size”.


    4. Click OK.