PDF files made by FrameMaker - how to reduce file size

Harlan Andrews handrews at apple.com
Wed Jul 11 20:07:26 PDT 2001


* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
* Harlan Andrews <handrews at apple.com>
*
Sounds like a worthwhile idea.  However, the "drive supplier" members may
not like it ;-)

...Harlan


 >* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
 >* "Elliott, Robert" <Robert.Elliott at compaq.com>
 >*
 >Adobe Acrobat 5 includes two features under Tools/PDF Consultant: Audit
 >Space Usage and Optimize PDF.  According to the Space Usage report, most of
 >the PDF files for T10 standards are consuming significant space for "named
 >destinations," which are targets for links.  Apparently FrameMaker is
 >generating named destinations for every paragraph in the document, not just
 >section headers and captions that are link destinations.  This wastes an
 >incredible amount of space.
 >
 >Optimize PDF deletes all named destinations that are not being used by links
 >in the document, leaving named destinations only for links that are used.  I
 >ran this on several T10 standards with the results listed below.
 >
 >In FrameMaker 6, you can uncheck "FrameMaker Format/Document/PDF
 >Setup.../Links/Create named destinations for all paragraphs" to avoid this
 >problem.  Even though the description in the pane recommends that it be
 >disabled, the checkbox is enabled by default.
 >
 >Here are some results based on Acrobat 5 Optimize PDF runs:
 >spc2r19.pdf drops from 5,555,362 bytes to 1,791,773 (32% of original)
 >spi4r05.pdf drops from 4,513,792 bytes to 3,032,368 (67% of original)
 >ssc2r03.pdf drops from 1,305,386 bytes to 716,382 (55% of original)
 >srp-r05.pdf drops from 444,600 bytes   to 241,215 (54% of original)
 >
 >In spc2r19, 3,106,732 bytes were being used for named destinations; this
 >drops to 67,394 bytes.
 >
 >Other standards are similarly afflicted.  InfiniBand volume 1 drops from 9MB
 >to 6MB.
 >---
 >Rob Elliott, Compaq Server Storage
 >Robert.Elliott at compaq.com
 >
 >
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