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Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.

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  • Subject: [mg91031] Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
  • From: Bob F <deepyogurt at gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 03:22:57 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g6uch9$pda$1@smc.vnet.net> <g73u2o$nim$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Aug 3, 3:34 am, tuab... at gmail.com wrote:
> 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 bitma=
p
> > 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

Note that PDFCreator is a Windows program. Is there something similar
that also works with Mac OS X?

-Bob


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