Seems plausible. Inappropriate .joboptions settings can cause massive bloat.

On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Lin Sims <> wrote:
> Would a corrupt .joboptions file result in the sort of file size increase I
> saw? I just tried creating a PDF using the Standard option, and everything
> was fine.
> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Lin Sims <> wrote:
>> It does a bit, doesn't it? I've never really dug into Distiller, so I'm
>> going to spend some time with the PDF Creation Settings manual and see if it
>> sheds any light on the issue.
>> This is the first job I've ever had that actually created a customized
>> joboptions file. Always before, I picked Standard. However, the people
>> controlling that sort of thing are no longer in control, so I'm free to
>> explore a bit and see if there's something that works better. Especially
>> since I suspect it hasn't been looked at in a long time. Would you believe,
>> it was still set to be compatible with Acrobat 4.0?
>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 2:07 PM, Robert Lauriston <>
>> wrote:
>>> That seems bizarre.
>>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:00 AM, Lin Sims <> wrote:
>>> > FYI to all, I changed the image compression options from JPEG to off,
>>> > since
>>> > we only use either SVGs or PNGs in our documents.
>>> >
>>> > The file size dropped dramatically. As in, it's back to what I
>>> > expected.

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