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Topic: Decrease documentsize with repetitive forms.
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 52724
From: Remco
Date: 5/29/2002 04:54 PM

currently I'm working with Acrobat 3.5 for my employer. We are working on converting manuals from Word to PDF format with the intension of publishing on cd-rom. In this process I came to the following problem for which I hope you have an answer:
Let's say I have a document of about 50 pages. It has an index at the end and a table of contents in the beginning of the document. The idea is to insert buttons (named index and table of contents) that link to the corresponding pages. So I made 2 forms that did so, used 2 images made with Photoshop (size 4 Kb each) and duplicated the forms to every page in the document. Doing this the size of the document grew with about 50 * 2 * 4 Kb.
The image size is already reduced to the minimum, so I was wondering if there is an other way of saving precious space. Ways I can imagine are applying a template to the document containing the buttons as images and linking them to the corresponding pages. But the solution must applicable to a number of documents which will receive the identical fomat of buttons, so the linking must be done in the same way as duplicating forms...

I will be very pleased if someone could help me out here...

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