Re: PDFs--how big can you go?

Subject: Re: PDFs--how big can you go?
From: Bill Burns <BillDB -at- ILE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 1997 15:00:23 -0600

I recently distilled a 66 MB PS file from FrameMaker (with hyperlinks).
The resulting file was 5 MB. The original files had cross references,
EPS graphics, indexing, and additional navigation links thrown in. The
optimized file turned out to be 2.7 MB.

Bill Burns | Senior Technical Writer
billdb -at- ile -dot- com| ILE Communications Group
"If the world decided to follow you today, where would you
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hillary Jones [SMTP:hillary -at- NICHIMEN -dot- COM]
> Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 1997 2:39 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: PDFs--how big can you go?
> Does anyone know how large of a postscript file you can distill into a
> PDF? (We're talking *large* as in 50 MB.) Does anyone know of a sort
> of
> formula you could use to figure out how much memory the resulting PDF
> file will be? For example, a 5 MB postscript will turn into a X MB
> PDF.
> Thanks!

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