RE: Printing tables very slow in PDFs: SOLVED

Subject: RE: Printing tables very slow in PDFs: SOLVED
From: Salan Pazurik <spazurik -at- wencomine -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 12:12:38 -0800

The problem was the dotted-ness of the lines in the tables!

It turns out that the printer takes 5 minutes per page when the lines are
dotted. Printing takes only seconds when the lines are solid, no matter if
they're thin or thick.


Dick Margulis wrote:
Microsoft Office applications have a perverse way of generating
PostScript output. The lines in your tables, instead of being single
objects with a starting point, ending point, and stroke width, are each
composed of hundreds of short segments.

Salan Pazurik wrote:
Some pages in my PDFs take 2 to 3 minutes per page to print on an office
laser printer. The problem seems to mostly be the full-page tables.

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