23 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2012 2:15 PM by NY2LA RSS

    Using Find All Suspects & "Not Text" Grew File Size About 5x

    NY2LA Community Member

      I'm using Adobe Acrobat X.

       

      I was pretty happy with the size of a 216 page PDF that I am working on, approximately 6 MB.

       

      The PDF consists of only CCITT G4 encoded black and white pages, scanned from photocopies. I used Recognize Text, which seemed to work pretty well, and increased the file size by an insignificant amount.

       

      Then I spent a couple of hours using Find All Suspects. Recognize Text interpreted a lot of stray marks on the original photocopies as text, and I went through and marked all of them as "not text".

       

      I didn't realize the file grew in size to 22.9 MB, until I tried to email it to myself.

       

      What do you suppose happened? Did I miss a step?