[pdftex] \pdfcompresslevel and \pdfpages

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Thu Aug 28 21:52:37 CEST 2003

On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Tobias Haustein wrote:

> With an older version of pdflatex (pdfTeX (Web2C 7.3.1)
> 3.14159-0.13d), including a pdf using the pdfpages package considered
> the \pdfcompresslevel setting. So, one could effectively decompress a
> compressed PDF file and view the file structure. At least with a newer
> version (pdfTeX (Web2C 7.3.7) 3.14159-1.00a-pretest-20011114-ojmw),
> the included PDFs are always compressed, regardless of the setting of
> \pdfcompresslevel.
> Is there a way to get the old behaviour back?

Hyperref sets \pdfcompresslevel=9, maybe that's the reason. Heiko knows
about. You can either set \pdfcompresslevel after loading hyperref.sty,
or, Heiko's advice, say at the file begin:


Greetings Hartmut

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