We recently moved to FrameMaker 2019 from FrameMaker 2015. Our .pdf output files are now huge, compared to what they were before switching versions.
For instance, using the exact same book, the output is thus:
Old pdf (FM 2015, Smallest file size selected): 1889 KB
New pdf (FM 2019 with the Defaults.sts set to Smallest file size😞 43,645 KB
Reduced file size pdf (in Acrobat - File>Save as Other>Reduced Size PDF): 3624 KB
What's going on? Any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this? it's not an option to create the .pdf then save it as a smaller file in Acrobat, that's just way too redundant.
Thanks for anything you can offer.
A lot of the settings will impact the file size in addition to the job options file (aka preset name). Check the Standard, the Compatibility (higher compatibility produces smaller files), is Optimize for Fast Web View on (on results in a smaller size), is tagged PDF on (results in a bigger file) for starters.
Thank you, Barb. I'll start looking into those types of settings. I appreciate the screen shot. - Anne
The issue may be due to image compression. Do you have access to Acrobat ? If yes, please open PDF in Acrobat and do a Save as Optimized PDF and that should reduce the file size.
thank you - that does lessen the file size, but I'm hoping to do this without having to create a .pdf through FrameMaker and then have another redundant instance of the same .pdf.
You should also make sure that your FM2019 is all patched up - IIRC there were some PDF tweaks added post-release...
Thanks for the suggestion. We actually are running the Beta version of the next update...unfortunately, that didn't help this size issue.
I think you're going to have to log a bug in the Tracker - please post the link number back here so your fellow FM people can vote on it.
Do you use SVG?
If yes, maybe it concernes this problem: https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/FRMAKER-6591
It' about opacity 0 or 1. I didn't test it with values between 0 and 1.
Maybe this opacity-problem hits other image formats, too.