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To: "Saunders, Ian, VF UK - Technology (IS)" <Ian.Saunders@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: Why Upgrade to & Some Information About Acrobat 7!
From: Dov Isaacs <isaacs@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 11:14:44 -0800
At 12/2/2004 01:02 AM, Saunders, Ian, VF UK - Technology (IS) wrote: >Dov, > >I'm particularly keen to know if v7 generates PDFs quicker - I have several Word files that I could convert to PDF in less than 5 mins with v5 but they take a minimum of 30-45 mins in v6 (and that's no exaggeration!). For me, the time spent waiting for them to generate would make the upgrade pay for itself on first use. > >Can you cast any light on this? > >Thanks! > >Ian Saunders >Vodafone Ltd. Ian, For better or worse, very little of my use of Acrobat is via PDFMaker under Word. For simple Microsoft Word PDF creation that I do, I normally don't need links and bookmarks, etc. I typically print to the "Adobe PDF" PostScript print driver instance for creation of PDF from my limited Word documents. However, from what I have heard from others within Adobe, quite a bit of work has been successfully done to significantly reduce PDFMaker processing overhead in Acrobat 7 (compared to Acrobat 6). As a data point, I have a 562 page Microsoft Word document, mostly text with some limited line graphics (i.e., lines around table cells) that I created PDF file on my notebook computer (1.7 ghz Pentium M with 1.5 gbyte memory). Printing to "Adobe PDF" required 45 seconds to generate a PDF file, from the time I pressed "Enter" in Word until the display of the file in Acrobat 7 Pro. Using PDFMaker, with NO options for bookmarks, links, or tagging took the same amount of time from "Enter" until the resultant PDF file displayed in Acrobat 7 Pro. Using PDFMaker with the default options for bookmarks (just header styles), links, tagging (including accessibility) for this particular file increased the PDF creation time from 45 seconds to 4 minutes for this particular 562 page document. Obviously, the more "bells and whistles" you invoke in terms of bookmarks, links, and tagging, the more overhead you will incur. And of course, YMMV ("your mileage may vary")! - Dov ** To unsubscribe, send a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxx ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **