[pdftex] pdftex & file size...

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Mon Nov 12 13:10:41 CET 2001

At 11:59 AM 11/12/2001 +0100, Thierry Bouche wrote:
>I face the following problem, which was always there, but gets quite
>annoying in this peculiar case...
>I have a PDF file (a small (150 p.) science book with 80+ images,
>most of them vector arts, and hyperlinks).
>i make the PDFs for images with distiller, they use the same fonts as
>the main text, from (AI, fontless) EPS of 50 K, I get PDFs of 300 K
>(imbedding or not the fonts makes essentially no difference, and
>obviously pdftex does the good job of factorizing the fonts in both

why is the pdf so much bigger than the eps if there are no fonts in there?

>the output of pdftex is 23 MB
>if I distill this to a PDF at 1200 dpi, I get a 2.5 MB file.

what role does the 1200 play here if the graphics are vector?

>Is there out there any solution (even a commercial plug-in) that would
>allow the kind of optimisation that distiller does, _without_ killing
>the hyperthings?

what happens if you optimize the file with acrobat (exchange)?

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