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Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.

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  • Subject: [mg91016] Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
  • From: tuabiht at gmail.com
  • Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2008 05:34:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g6uch9$pda$1@smc.vnet.net>

One possible workaround is to use PDFcreator (just google for this
name to get the program, which is free). Once installed, it is a
virtual printer to which you can send files and get a pdf. With your
example, I get a 3.7 Mb pdf file using the export command from
Mathematica, and  a 164 Kb pdf file with pdfcreator (and it looks good
once opened).


Thibaut Jonckheere


Mahn-Soo Choi a =E9crit :
> I usually export Mathematica plots to PDF format.  I don't like bitmap
> formats.
>
> The problem is the file size.  Most of the 3D graphics on Mathematica 6
> are exported to PDF files as large as several megabytes
> (even several tens MB sometimes).
>
> For example, this simple 3D graphics
>
> ContourPlot3D[
>  Exp[-(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)/2], {x, 0, 2}, {y, 0, 2}, {z, 0, 2},
>  Mesh -> None]
>
> generates a PDF as large as 3.7 MB!!
>
> With Mathematica 5, the file size was reasonable.
>
> Is there something I'm missing with Mathematica 6?
> Thanks in advance for any help.
>
> mahn-soo


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