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Topic: reduce file size
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 101840
From: jlo1976d
Date: 12/5/2003 08:11 AM

I got the following script from here (creating a PDF from Excel), it works great. However, the file size is too large (compared to the older process of generated PDFs from Cognos|Impromptu).

Is there anything I can do to reduce the file size? maybe changing the command-line parameters?

Sub Create_PS()
'-- The Sendkeys characters are the full path and filename, followed by the "Enter" key.
' These are buffered until the "print to file" screen appears:
SendKeys PSFileName & "{ENTER}", False
Sheet1.PrintOut , PrintToFile:=True
'-- Add double quotes around the PS filename and PDF filename:
PSFileName = Chr(34) & PSFileName & Chr(34)
PDFFileName = Chr(34) & PDFFileName & Chr(34)
DistillerCall = "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Distillr\Acrodist.exe" & _
" /n /q /o" & PDFFileName & " " & PSFileName
'-- Call the Acrobat Distiller to distill the PS file. ReturnValue is zero
' if the application doesn't open correctly:
ReturnValue = Shell(DistillerCall, vbNormalFocus)
If ReturnValue = 0 Then MsgBox "Creation of " & PDFFileName & "failed."
End Sub

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