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Re: New Wolfram Tutorial Collection documentation is ready

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  • Subject: [mg99337] Re: New Wolfram Tutorial Collection documentation is ready
  • From: mike.honeychurch at
  • Date: Sun, 3 May 2009 05:21:11 -0400 (EDT)
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On May 1, 4:24 am, Thomas M=FCnch <thomas.mue... at> wrote:
> I downloaded all of the PDFs, and it took a very long time, even on my
> fast connection at work. My guess is that Wolfram gives these
> downloads less bandwidth compared to, for example, downloading
> software, or the curated data. But I would say that's all right.
> The largest of the files is "Visualization and graphics", which comes
> at almost 140MB. I opened it in Acrobat (Professional version), and
> simply out of curiosity removed all the Metadata and hidden
> information in the pdf (You can do this under the Menu item "Document> Ex=
amine Document...", at least under Windows). After doing this, and
> saving the file, the size was reduced to less than 30 MB, just a bit
> over one fifth of the original! On first visual inspection, the two
> versions appear to be identical.
> This particular file contains lots of graphics, so the reduction in
> size might not be as large in other files, I didn't try. But anyways,
> this begs the question: did I remove ANY functionality by doing this?
> If not, it would be much nicer if Wolfram could place PDFs of reduced
> size for download on their website.
> thomas
> On Apr 30, 12:32 pm, Bob F <deepyog... at> wrote:
> > I got e-mail today from Wolfram saying that the new "Tutorial
> > Collection" documents are ready for downloading of the PDF or HTML
> > files, or purchase of the hardcopy. There are 23 volumes that take up
> > about 354 MB if you downloaded them all (about 3668 pages according to
> > Wolfram). I wonder if these are readable by any of the e-book readers
> > like Kindle or the Sony or ??? If anyone knows please let us know ...
> > I am sure this will be exciting nighttime reading ;-) You could buy a
> > Kindle for the cost of these books. But will it or the Sony show them
> > correctly??
> > -Bob
> > ps -- the URL for these is
> ollection/
> > and apparently there are a few volumes that are not finished or they
> > are out of stock, so if you want the printed volumes the website for
> > purchasing them said there may be a 2-3 week delay for the few volumes
> > that fall into this category (see
> ial/?Qualifier=COMM&check=ISB...
> > ) Also note that the hardcopy books are printed in black & white (not
> > color like the PDF and HTML versions are).

I think it is probably duplicate embedded fonts that are being removed
that reduces the file size.

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