What makes published SWF files large?
I've just taken a piece of content that we previously created using Powerpoint and proprietary Flash authoring tools and recreated it in Storyline 2. The published output produced by Storyline contains over 150 separate SWF files, adding up to over 7 megabytes. Applying maximum optimisation in the publishing settings doesn't reduce this very much. By contrast, our old version was less than 2 megabytes.
The content contains 25 slides, originally imported from Powerpoint but modified extensively, and quite complex use of layers.
Does anyone have any insights into the factors that determine the file size of Articulate's published output, and how to reduce this? Are there any particular features that should be avoided because they result in inordinately large published output files?
Keeping the files small is quite critical for the project I'm working on, so any help would be much appreciated!