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What are pdf attachments?

Apr 9, 2010 11:31 AM

I have a pdf I created. I'm trying to reduce the file size... something I do quite often (by just going to Document > Reduce File Size). However, in this instance, I'm getting the following message: "This PDF file contains attachments. PDF Optimizer will not process the attachments. You'll need to open each attachment and run this command to process all files."

I did not attach anything to the document, so it must mean something that I'm not understanding. I created the file using QuarkXPress 7. I just imported images (vector mostly, but a few bitmapped images). I have never had this issue before, so I'm not sure what to do about it. Oh... and if I just hit "OK" it does reduce the size slightly... from 7 mb to 6.7. Normally it will go down to less than 1 mb.

 

Julie


PS I'm using Acrobat 9 Professional

 
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    Apr 9, 2010 4:51 PM   in reply to Kenford

    You can attach other files to your pdf. Good for bundling related files together. To attach a file choose Document > Attach a file...

     

    To see if your PDF does indeed have attachments, click the paper clip symbol at bottom right of application window. A list will pop up. Highlight and delete any unwanted attachments.

     

    Paul

     
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    Apr 9, 2010 7:42 PM   in reply to Kenford

    It is not uncommon for settings files to get saved as an attachment. If this happened you can easily delete the attachment with no consequence. I assume the purpose of attaching the settings file is for people to be able to determine the settings used to create the pdf.

     
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    Apr 10, 2010 12:27 PM   in reply to Kenford

    Hi Julie,

     

    Have you tried the Advanced > Print Production > PDF Optimizer method to reduce file size?

     

    Paul

     
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    Jul 8, 2011 11:18 PM   in reply to Kenford

    Well, I was facing same kind of problem but the trick works for me as well. Thanks

    to you guys.

     
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