Re: Dead Links and Slow Pages in Acrobat

Subject: Re: Dead Links and Slow Pages in Acrobat
From: Shlomo Perets <shlomo -at- microtype -dot- com>
To: "Brathwaite, Chantel" <cbrathwaite -at- python -dot- ideas -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 23:13:16 +0100


You wrote:

>Question #1: I combined a couple of PDF documents in Acrobat Exchange using
>the Insert Pages command. (I'm using Acrobat 3.0, BTW. The original
>documents were created in Microsoft Word 97 and are just individual
>documents -- they were NOT linked using the horrible (IMHO) master document
>feature). However, when I try to click on the links in the combined
>document, they appear to be dead. Strangely, when I click on the links in
>the individual documents, they are miraculously alive. Can anyone tell me
>why this could be? Incidentally, the links were created using MultiLinker
>for Word 97.

I recently wrote on some problems that are associated with the
Insert Pages command, in response to a question posted on the Framers'
list. Interactive features can certainly be damaged; if you have no choice
but to merge PDFs in Acrobat Exchange, insert links in the merged file,
rather than in the individual files prior to merging them.

(two other problems mentioned - dependent on configuration/setup and fonts
used - were file size of the merged file and/or missing characters in the
merged files; both in Acrobat 3 and 4).

>Question #2: This same document has about 200+ pages. When I look at the
>document in Acrobat Reader 4.0, some pages load very quickly, and some load
>very slowly (the pages load line by line -- almost as if a quick typist is
>entering the information manually). The pages aren't necessarily graphics
>intensive; in fact, some of the "slow" pages have plain text that have two
>fonts and a small table. Can anyone tell me why this could happen?

Possible reasons include:
- Type 3 fonts (switch to the problematic pages and inspect the File >
Document Info > Fonts dialog box)
- White ("invisible") text or graphic layers

Shlomo Perets

FrameMaker-to-Acrobat: TimeSavers / Advanced Techniques Course / Solutions

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