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Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

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I am developing a fillable PDF. The file size suddenly jumped from 600kb to 14mb. The problem isn't images. I have no idea what to look for. Anyone have a suggestion?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

It could be, especially if it's more than one font. You can check it by opening the Content on the left, then right-clicking the top item and selecting Audit Space Usage. A window like this will appear:

 

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Removing embedded fonts is indeed quite difficult. One way of doing it is creating a new blank file, inserting the pages from the old file into it (after you've changed the fonts, of course!) and then saving it as a new file, deleting the extra empty page, of course.

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Explorer , Apr 23, 2022 Apr 23, 2022

Bingo. I just used the Combine function to create a new PDF and its now below 1mb.

 

A million thanks.

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Most likely fonts. When you select a font for a form field it has to be fully embedded in the file, unless it's one of the "core" fonts that come with the application, like Helvetica, Courier, Times New Roman, etc.

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That's what I expected, but 14mb?

 

The only non-core font I used was something like "script" for signature. I went back and changed every font to one of the core fonts, no change in file size. Is this a one-way street? Maybe I added a font at some point, and it can't be removed.

 

What else might cause this? I'm worried that 14mb might be above what some mail systems can handle.

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It could be, especially if it's more than one font. You can check it by opening the Content on the left, then right-clicking the top item and selecting Audit Space Usage. A window like this will appear:

 

try67_0-1650734334043.png

 

Removing embedded fonts is indeed quite difficult. One way of doing it is creating a new blank file, inserting the pages from the old file into it (after you've changed the fonts, of course!) and then saving it as a new file, deleting the extra empty page, of course.

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Wow! It would appear that you are correct.

 

I'm not quite clear on what you mean by "insert it" into a new file. Do you mean just use the "Combine" function?

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Bingo. I just used the Combine function to create a new PDF and its now below 1mb.

 

A million thanks.

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