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Topic: Re: duplicate fonts and file size (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 119617
From: LeonardR
Date: 10/4/2004 11:33 PM

At 07:16 PM 10/4/2004, p-pdf-beginners Listmanager wrote:
>I am creating a single PDF from multiple (about 15) Word files (using Mac
>OS X 10.3.3 and Acrobat Professional 6.0.1). All fonts need to be
>embedded in the PDF.


>If I create a PDF from each Word file and combine them, I end up with a
>large file with multiple occurrences of each font and fonts account for
>over 80% of the file size.


However, one thing you can do to address this is to make sure you
do NOT subset the fonts in each Word file (set subset to 0%). Initially
the PDFs for each document will be larger, due to the full embeds..BUT when
you merge them all together and then do a "Save As" from Acrobat, it is
able to determine the duplication of FULL embeds and clean things up. (it
can't do this with subsets, hence the recommendation).

I would also recommend our PDF Enhancer software
( which is able to reduce the size of PDF
documents using a variety of techniques.


Leonard Rosenthol
Chief Technical Officer
PDF Sages, Inc. 215-938-7080 (voice)
215-938-0880 (fax)

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