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Topic: Pdf Document Size Optimization
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 142687
From: Dante
Date: 11/11/2005 08:07 PM

Hello, everyone!

I have a need in optimizing the size of my pdf document which I created using AbcPdf library.

I use libary to draw gantt chart to the document, so that there are lots of graphics and text. I draw all graphics primitives through pdf content, to be more precise I use PdfContent class which was shipped as an example with AbcPdf library.
Also after drawing all the content to the page I use Flatten method of the Doc class.

So, after creating the chart I have the document with 21 pages and of size 534 Kb.

But... there are two things that bother me:
1) Scrolling in the document is noticeably slow;
2) I print my document to the another pdf document and as a result I have pdf of the size 54 Kb with fast scrolling.

The following info was shown by 'Audit space usage...' feature:

Description Bytes Percentage
-------------------------------------------
Bookmarks 32 00.01%
Content Streams 514,537 94.15%
Fonts 14,826 02.71%
Document Overhead 12,757 02.33%
Cross Reference Table 4,340 00.79%

Does it mean that I shouldn't draw graphics using content stream?

Or there is something else I've missed?

I've tried to use Advanced/PDF Optimizer feature in Acrobat Pro 7.0, but it gave me optimized document of the size 536Kb (???)

Could you, please, give me advice how to solve this problem?

Thanks!

P.S. I need to optimize the size in the code of my app not with the help of tools.

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