4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 24, 2012 12:27 AM by Dov Isaacs

    InDesgin 6 PDF Export, File size weirdness

    Megumi2 Level 1

      Hello

      ive been exporting Docs from inDesign CS5 for ages

      simple enough - hi quality print, no downsampling, jpeg-hi quality,

      PDF usually comes out about 4MB

       

      So i open the same files in inDesign 6

      set my PDF export to above settings, but my PDFs are 14MB

      ive been tweaking CS6 PDF export settings for ages now.

      its always too big unless i go way overboard with downsampling

      then i get a small (but crappy) PDF

       

      any help advice appreciated....

        • 1. Re: InDesgin 6 PDF Export, File size weirdness
          Arinkah

          Hey

           

          I've got a similar problem but the other way round.

          My PDF file exported from InDesign CS5 is bigger than from CS6.

           

          Same settings, high quality export without downsampling, compression: automatic (JPEG).

           

          My only guess is, that something has changed with the jpeg compression...?

          It's acutally no problem, if I can go sure, that there's no loss in quality with CS6 Export.

           

          Has anyone an explanation?

          • 2. Re: InDesgin 6 PDF Export, File size weirdness
            Dov Isaacs Adobe Employee

            @Arinkah:

             

            Quite a bit of work has been done for InDesign 8 (CS6) to further optimize the generated PDF compared with earlier versions of InDesign, especially if you have graphics on master pages.

             

            @Megumi2:

             

            Unless we have the actual sample files to look at, we can't speculate as to the anomalies you see. It isn't our experience and we don't know what could be causing what you are seeing as files 350% larger than previously generated. No, we didn't have any JPEG compression change that would account for this assuming you used the exact same JPEG (Automatic) settings.

             

                      - Dov

            • 3. Re: InDesgin 6 PDF Export, File size weirdness
              Arinkah Level 1

              Hi Dov

               

              Thanks for your answer.

              So I don't have to fear any loss in quality compared with CS5-exported PDF?

              I was just confused about the file size ...

              • 4. Re: InDesgin 6 PDF Export, File size weirdness
                Dov Isaacs Adobe Employee

                There is no loss of quality assuming you use the same settings. What was trimmed was unnecessary metadata as well as unnecessarily-repeated graphics definitions within the PDF file.

                 

                     - Dov