[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 91, Issue 30

Gregory Pittman gpittman at iglou.com
Sat Oct 31 23:11:03 UTC 2015

On 10/31/2015 06:38 PM, Great Dane wrote:
> On 1 November 2015 at 02:16, Johannes Deutch <zelbstzz at gmail.com> wrote:
>> For Windows, the following thread, "How to convert PDF File into smaller
>> size" will give you a couple of leads:
>> http://www.techsupportalert.com/freeware-forum/home-office-and-productivity/2442-how-to-convert-pdf-file-into-smaller-size.html#post16978
> This prompted me to try something to see if it worked. (BTW my first post,
> I am no expert, but hopefully may be of some use to the group)
> I have Windows 7 Professional, and use Acrobat Pro 10. I opened a 13 page
> document authored in Scribus and exported as a pdf, which was just over 3mb
> in size in Acrobat. I then clicked Print, chose Adobe pdf, clicked on
> Properties, and then the Adobe pdf settings, changed the Default Settings
> to smallest file size, then OK and Print, saving it with an altered file
> name. The resulting file was down to just under 700kb.
> Looking at both files at 100%, I can hardly see any change of quality of
> the images, and none for text. Certainly if your “clientele” have problems
> handling larger file sizes in emails, this seems to work for me.
> Trying the Save As>Reduced File Size pdf, hardly made any significant
> difference in file size, whereas this little procedure certainly did.

I can understand that this would work, but it's a black box solution.
What does Acrobat do to accomplish this?

We know that the size of images will increase PDF size, also that
embedding fonts will. Are there other tricks?


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