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Redaction tool increasing storage size of PDF drastically

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Hello,

I have a scanned pdf ~40 pages long that is 3.25Mb in size. However, I must add a small redaction to cover one word on each page. 

So, after ~40 tiny redactions in the whole document, my PDF then registers as a 29.5Mb document. The problem is that I need this document to be less than 10Mb in size to submit. How can I resolve this issue? Is there another tool I can use that doesn't increase the file size by 7x?

 

Thank you for any advice!

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Redaction tool increasing storage size of PDF drastically

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Hello,

I have a scanned pdf ~40 pages long that is 3.25Mb in size. However, I must add a small redaction to cover one word on each page. 

So, after ~40 tiny redactions in the whole document, my PDF then registers as a 29.5Mb document. The problem is that I need this document to be less than 10Mb in size to submit. How can I resolve this issue? Is there another tool I can use that doesn't increase the file size by 7x?

 

Thank you for any advice!

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Use the Save As command and save the file under a new name. That will force an optimization and could reduce the file-size significantly.

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Thank you for your advice! This helped a little bit.

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Hi,

 

Sorry for the trouble here. Please update to latest 20.13.20064 (Released on 3rd Nov 2020) before proceeding ahead.

I have 2 workaround suggestions, which might not increase the file size so much:

Option1:

1. While apply redaction, turn off the sanitize doucment option, it will not sanitize the document.
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Option2: If you wish to sanitize the document, then you can apply the registry shared below, it will skip overlapping objects while sanitizing as they lead to bloated file size.

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I hope one of the two options work for you, do let me know if this solves your problem.

Thanks,

Charu Karwa

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Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, this did not decrease the size enough. I have decided to just compress the file, even though it's not the most ideal option. Thank you for your help and time though!

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