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RE: NEW bloat in PDF file sizes....

You've failed to indicate several of the most important pieces of
 - what version of Acrobat?
 - what PostScript printer driver instance when generating the PS?
 - what graphics format(s)? EPS? TIFF? GIF? 
 - are the graphics color? grayscale? monochrome?

Acrobat 4.0 has known, documented problems with data compression
of certain bitmap graphics formats. I seem to recall TIFF is the big
and maybe only grayscale TIFF. And I think this may have been one of
the bugs they supposedly fixed in 4.05a. But I could be totally off-base
on this. If you are indeed using Acrobat 4.0, you should check the Adobe
website and/or the FrameUsers list archives, because there have been
many postings on this problem (including many from Dov Isaacs).

My opinions only; I don't speak for Dialogic or Intel...
Fred Ridder (Fred.Ridder@Dialogic.com)
Senior Publishing System Analyst
Dialogic, an Intel company
Parsippany, NJ

-----Original Message-----
From: Stevens, Ananda [mailto:Ananda.Stevens@windriver.com]
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2000 2:59 PM
To: 'framers@omsys.com'
Subject: NEW bloat in PDF file sizes....

This is baffling me. I think something went strange when I wasn't looking...

Frame 6, Windows NT 4 (service pack 6)....

file          size
--------     -------
ose.ps         565 k
ose.pdf       1954 k
ose2.pdf      1926 k  (ose.pdf w/ file size optimization)

readmeux.ps   2409 k
readmeux.pdf   304 k

readmepc.ps    790 k
readmepc.pdf   251 k

probeppc.ps    143 k
probeppc.pdf   195 k

I'm using the same exact Distiller options for all of these. 
I actually turned the "generate acrobat data" OFF for the 
ose.pdf file, and it's STILL huge. By contrast, the readmeux.pdf
file HAS bookmarks.

The major difference between the files is that the ose.fm file includes a
bunch of screen shots. They're .bmp files imported at 
120 dpi. 

What's up with this?

(p.s. to Shlomo: thanks for the link to the Frame list archives.)

Ananda Stevens

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