Re: Q PDF size

Subject: Re: Q PDF size
From: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 09:55:56 -0400


Linking graphics is not meaningful in the context of a PDF. The whole idea of a PDF is that it is self-contained.

What is happening with your new vendor is that the PDF is being optimized for print, meaning the graphics are at high resolution, rather than optimized for screen. It's a tradeoff. Do you want people to view and read the PDF online (smaller file size)? Or do you want someone to be able to download it and print a high-resolution version on a color laser printer (larger file size)?

Call the vendor and discuss your preferences.


Damien Braniff wrote:

>Now the first we had done wasn't optimised for PDF when we got it and I
>tweaked it and ended up with a file of 350k which was fine.
>We're now using a different company to produce the datasheets and the
>size has ballooned (these are optimised) and I can see no obvious
>difference re content (no. of graphics etc). What I've suggested is
>that they:
> link graphics instead of imbedding (haven't got the source yet so
>I'm not sure how they've been done)
> try a different graphics format (originals in Illustrator)
>but no luck so far. Any suggestions as to why they might be so big or
>is that about right and I was just lucky first time round?

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