1448Re: [cosmacelf] Re: COSMAC ELF group storage allocation limits
- Oct 1, 2003While I have not looked at the subject files I have the latest Full Acrobat
and have a couple of comments.
Word files are small in many cases because they assume the type fonts are
part of word and not included in the word file. Great if you have the
version of word used. Word has the included type fonts varing from verson to
version and also file compatibility does change from version to version.
PDF files include the type font data so If the PDF document includes several
type fonts the file can grow quite large. The same graphic is very different
in size depending on how it is scanned (more than the DPI used ) and post
scan process used. Also the amount of Jpg compression can be a major factor.
Never use raw scanned file, always use JPG or similar com
My question is do we as a group want to preserve the data content or do we
also want to preserve the original Look???
I feel we should preserve the content and forget preserving the exact look.
Sure keep the graphics in the same place but use a common font in the OCR
process for text and use a monospaced font for lists. Scan in B/W and line
art vs gray scale and 300DPI is the max.
If you do a compairison between the PDF for a Microsoft Publisher document
(that includes all the font info needed to a PDF the PDF is much much
smaller and that is the only proper way to compare.
BTW acrobat reader is now up to version 6 and any use of a prior version may
give you bad results.
I am scanning and OCR'ing the Quest 1802 documents and following the above
process. Be advised I am using Acrobat V6 to produce and earlier readers may
not work well or at all.
Also be sure you have the latest reader version plus the small corrections
that are made after the original release.
In any event we need to use PDF as its the only standard "works anywhere" on
either PC or MAC machines for file exchange.
A little experimenting can drastically reduce PDF file size.
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>