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Create super small PDF files
Authored by: Crazor on Feb 01, '07 12:51:59PM

There seems to be some kind of general problem with PDF, PS and printing on Mac OS X.
At University, print jobs are limited to 90 MiB. I spent a hard time printing some document with about 150 pages text and formulas (created from a LaTeX source, so only PostScript and no images).
The PDF file is somewhere around 5 MiB, but the print job got blown up to a hundred something MiB.
One of the two tools "pdf2ps" and "pdftops" seems to be the problem, the other one creates some tens of MiB (don't remember which one is which, got several pdf* tools installed via fink right now).
On the university FreeBSD machines, the print jobs are small as usual...

Has anybody ever encountered that?



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