I am a recently employed designer for a magazine and have been at the company for 4 months. At the end of creating an issue, I convert it to a PDF using the settings sent by the printers. Typically the end file size is around 300mb (before I joined, the previous designer had a typical file size of 1gb), but this issue was just over 1gb! I have done nothing different to how I have converted the mag before. At the end of converting the mag to PDF, I extract the PDFs as single files. I compared the file size for the 'editors page' (which doesn't really change, same content, different text), last month the file was 1.4mb, this months was 9.8mb! I have no idea why the overall PDF (and individual PDFs) is so much bigger than the previous month(s).... PLEASE HELP!
Sounds like an Acrobat question... perhaps the last designer tweaked the settings last year... have u made a pdf of that document to see if the settings you have create the same file size? If it doesn't then clearly something is different.
Size does matter as when we upload the mag, normally on a finished folder size of around 300mb, it takes around an hour (not very good internet singal here), but on a finished folder size of around 1gb, it can take around 5 hours! How would I audit space in Acrobat and what would it do?
How would I audit space in Acrobat and what would it do?
Assuming you're using Acrobat X Pro, it is hidden in the FIle > Save As > Optimized PDF... dialog box, in the upper-right corner, "Audit space usage...".
It will tell you what objects in the PDF are using the space, by type of object. This should especially be useful if you have two PDFs to compare, as it sounds like you do.