Yes, the FM files were resaved before the PDF was regenerated the second time.
Thanks for your response.
On Behalf Of Peter Gold
Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:26 PM
To: An email list for people using Adobe FrameMaker software.
Subject: Re: [Framers] FM19-to-PDF generation results in a PDF that is double
the size the second time I generate it from identical FM files.
One clue might be that 5kb growth is not much, IMO. Is it possible that the
second PDF is storing information about its generation history? Perhaps a
utility that compares the internals of the files has the answer.
Are the FM files changed or resaved before generating the second PDF?
On Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 10:26 AM wrote:
> I've encountered an aggravating phenomenon that I need a fix for:
> The second time I create a PDF from the same FM19 book, the PDF comes
> out at about twice the size as the first time I do it.
> Using FM19, I create a PDF by printing a book to a PS file and then
> distilling the PS file using Adobe Distiller XI, "Professional version"
> 11.0.0779, with the "Compatibility" setting set to "Adobe 5.0 (PDF1.4)".
> (Note that the "Compatibility" dropdown menu lists several
> Compatibility optionsup to "Adobe 8.0 (PDF1.7)".
> The first time I do this I end up with a PDF that is (in this case)
> 5.5 KB.
> The second time I do it (using the same files) the PDF size is about 11 KB.
> Note that in both case, I perform a "save as" operation on the PDF to
> try to reduce its size.
> I have no idea what causes this doubling in size and I really need the
> smaller-sized files.
> Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
> Best wishes,
> Barry Meislin
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