[LINK] Smaller PDF files
Lyn Watkins - Untangled Web Management
lyn.watkins at untangled.com.au
Fri Feb 18 15:18:26 EST 2005
With respect to Tim's comments on inappropriate liaisons of with fonts
(!), I've included some tips and resources that may assist you in
reducing file sizes etc.
If the user is working in a -gasp- Microsoft environment and creating
word files or whatever, ensuring that they choose Insert/Picture/From
File rather than Copying and Pasting (which blows out file size
unnecessarily), is another useful tip for reducing the resulting file
My experience with Word printing pdf files is they are much larger than
when I print file to disk (as filename.ps), then use Acrobat Distiller
to create pdf from the .ps file.
Also, you should go into Page Setup and disable check boxes that smooth
text, substitute fonts, etc. These make the file larger.
Another way to reduce file size is to use Distiller to force the
document to use only portions of fonts that the document actually uses.
This also reduces file size.
Links to ADOBE Tips:
Reduce PDF file size (Acrobat 6)
On Thu, 2005-02-17 at 22:39, Adam Todd wrote:
> At 19:51 17/02/2005 +1100, Malcolm Miles wrote:
> >On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 14:48:51 +1100, you wrote:
> > > One advantage of PDF is that fonts are normally embedded in a
> > document, whereas MS WORD et al require the fonts used to be
> > all systems where the document is read.
> >You can embed fonts in Microsoft Word, although this is not the
> >default behaviour. And makes DOC files really big :)
> Anyone have any prefs for creating PDF documents that are small? I've
> using an Applewrite driver to a file creating a post script file than
> sending that to Linux and using ps2pdf. It use to create small files,
> now they are 1-5 megs for a couple of pages.
> Any suggestions on getting smaller files.
yeah, flush this pdf crap. use text files. if you must have layouts
make web pages with XML and CSS and ZIP them, including any images you
need. no proprietary software, all public domain or open source
formats, nice small file sizes, everyone can easily read them.
fonts? stop being a layout wanker, f**k fonts!
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