And that's what it was. When I replaced the copy I had with a clean version, generated a PDF, then used the Save As Reduced size, it came out perfectly.
Seriously, you'd think I'd be happier about solving the problem, but what a bloody piddly thing it turned out to be to take all that time to fix. Oh, well. Next problem ... On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 3:44 PM, Robert Lauriston <rob...@lauriston.com> wrote: > Seems plausible. Inappropriate .joboptions settings can cause massive > bloat. > > On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 12:40 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims...@gmail.com> 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 <ljsims...@gmail.com> 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 <rob...@lauriston.com > > > >> wrote: > >>> > >>> That seems bizarre. > >>> > >>> On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 7:00 AM, Lin Sims <ljsims...@gmail.com> 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. > -- Lin Sims
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