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 How to shrink PDFs generated by Reporting Plugin 
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Post How to shrink PDFs generated by Reporting Plugin
Hi guys,

I generate reports which contain many graphs and charts. The reports range in length from 10 pages to 180 pages. With about 90% of the report covered by charts & graphs. When saved as PDFs, the larger reports are approx 17 Megabytes in size. The smaller ones ... 5 Megabytes.

Is there anything I can do to significantly reduce the size of the PDFs produced? I have tried zipping them without much effect.

Thanks in advance.

ILAN


Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:09 am
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Post Re: How to shrink PDFs generated by Reporting Plugin
This is probably because our charts are encoded in the PDFs as high-rez images, rather than postscript vector information. I don't think there is much you can do to make them smaller, sorry.

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Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:27 am
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Post Re: How to shrink PDFs generated by Reporting Plugin
If you have Acrobat, you can try some of the things documented here

I'm not sure yet how I would automate the entire thing, yet, but I'll keep an eye out.

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