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To: "'Shlomo Perets'" <mtype@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: FrameMaker and Acrobat Distiller experts, please help!
From: Jim Stauffer <JStauffer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 09:07:58 -0800
Thanks for the added info. In Acrobat 5.0.5, I've been using the Tools > PDF Consultant > Optimize space command to remove excess links. What's your opinion/experience on the efficacy of this tool? Jim Stauffer Sr. Technical Writer BeamReach Networks Sunnyvale, CA www.beamreachnetworks.com > -----Original Message----- > From: Shlomo Perets [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 11:35 PM > To: Jim Stauffer > Cc: email@example.com; framers@FrameUsers.com > Subject: Re: FrameMaker and Acrobat Distiller experts, please help! > > > > Jim, > > In response to my recommendation to turn on Create Named Destinations > for All Paragraphs turned On (PDF Setup, Links tab), you wrote: > > >Be advised that this results in *huge* PDFs. Only use this > if, for some > >reason, you need a destination marker for every single > paragraph in the > >book. > > True. The extra size added to the PDF because of the additional > named destinations will vary depending on the file content. As each > named destination uses 100 characters on the average, it may add up > when you consider files with tables where each cell has at least one > paragraph even if it is empty or pages with many short > paragraphs (such > as indexes, listings or generated lists). > > However, this recommendation was made in response to Distiller > warnings about destinations used but not defined -- which cause bad > links and/or bookmarks. > > The "PDF Optimization" feature, introduced as a semi-hidden option > in FM5.5.6, and then expanded and made official in FM6.0 and FM7.0, > is known to be faulty. Random destinations which are needed for links > and bookmarks are damaged, while many destinations that are > redundant are carried over. Related queries are raised frequently by > users, and it is likely that there are many who just ignore > the warnings. > (and Distiller does not even report all cases where > destinations are missing). > > There is a sample file which demonstrates this problem (FM6 or FM7), > available at > http://www.microtype.com/resources/bugs/Dests_hypertext.zip > > Given this situation, unless you actively take measures to ensure that > all links and bookmarks are valid, one has to choose what's more > important: file size or interactivity. > > If you want them both, I recommend using the UnBloat function of > the FrameMaker-to-Acrobat TimeSavers add-on > (see http://www.microtype.com/TimeSavers/SPTS-FM.pdf#Unbloat > for a technical description; user feedback is available at > http://www.microtype.com/TimeSavers/TSUnBloatFeedback.html) > > > Shlomo Perets > > MicroType * http://www.microtype.com > FrameMaker, Acrobat training & consulting * FM-to-Acrobat > TimeSavers/Assistants > > > > > ** To unsubscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **