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Re: Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.

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  • Subject: [mg91225] Re: [mg91192] Re: Exported PDFs are too big in file size.
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2008 01:52:42 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g6uch9$pda$> <g71248$o8k$>

If you are using OS X, you can open the pdf in Preview, and do a  

In the resulting dialog, you can change the Quartz Filter from 'None'  
to 'Reduce file size'.

In the example I just tested, the file size went from 2.8 MBytes to  
148 kb.

I don't use Acrobat anymore, but I'm pretty sure that the same thing  
can be done there.


On Aug 9, 2008, at 7:44 AM, Karen Bindash wrote:

> On Aug 3, 10:34 am, ragfield <ragfi... at> wrote:
>> File > Print Selection > Save As PDF causes the graphic to be
>> rasterized.  This is why it displays so much quicker in the viewer
>> application.  You can get the same behavior from File > Save  
>> Selection
>> As > PDF by clicking on the Options button in the Save As dialog and
>> setting Graphics Containing Smooth Shading > Use Bitmap
>> Representation.
>> Unfortunately, this results in a larger file size because of a
>> limitation of Mathematica 6 where it does not compress exported
>> bitmaps.  This limitation has been removed for a future release.
>> -Rob
>> Wolfram Research
> Is there any way to post-rocess the pdf to compress the bitmap?

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