[pdftex] PDF howto minimaze size

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Nov 8 01:46:23 CET 2008

On Friday 07 November 2008 03:53:38 pm Francisco Chaves wrote:
> Hello
> I am using LaTeX for a project with the Colombian goverment and I
> have a request to generate PDF's files with a maximum size of 25Kb.
> I have done many trials but I have sizes bet't ween 31Kb to 37Kb.
> I have reduced the size of images that I use, and I understand that
> PDF LaTeX is compressing the PDF  by default to the maximum, but I
> doesn't .
> What can I do in order to reduce the size of my documents to the
> required size?
> Attached, some examples of the files that I have.
> Thanks in advance,

There is a Perl program compress-newsletter.pl that will reduce the 
size of pdf files significantly, However advanced features such as 
bookmarks and anchors are eliminated also.  Here is the url:


John Culleton
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