Why do you need text that won't be selectable?
You could always keep it as live text - but put a password on the PDF to not allow copying - http://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/securing-pdfs-passwords.html
Thanks Eugene for your quick answer.
My file is for a chinese suppliers.
Sometimes, they open pdf files in Illustrator and they make a mess in (changing the font, ...) !
So, I need to send them a simple file, fixed (like a jpg, but in pdf) because it's easier to print for them.
And with a password, I'm worried they don't understand, why the file need a password. I have to make simple with them, very simple.
Tell them not to open the file in Illustrator - it's not a PDF editor.
Request that all changes be done through you.
Or find a different supplier in China... there must be more than one.
Anyway - there's no real way to reduce the file size after you've created outlines - as it turns all the glyphs into basically vector shapes.
Lot of comments there too... please read carefully - and any questions ask away.
(It's not only the supplier, it's also the trading company. I'm a little link in the chain of my company, so I can't change the organization !)
I don't understand why there isn't a simple tick box to that in the Export dialog box.
Anyway. A HUGE thank you for your link. It's not exactly what I looked for, but I read all the comments, it's very easy to try.
Now my file weigh only 8 mo ! It's a little miracle !
Thanks for your answer Salah.
I don't try the tutorial of the link, but if I find someday a weigh mistake, I will think about it !
Very useful when there is a mystery mistake !
There isn't a tick box because converting large amounts of text to outlines is such an outdated practice, it should be extinct at this stage and there are so many problems, like losing underlines, or other things, like paragraph rules etc.
It should only be done on a small amount of text where you need to manipulate the text to make it more graphically pleasing.
There is a way to do it - but it's not easy and it's not a recommended workflow.
Personally, I don't convert a lot of text in outlines, especially in InDesign !
What happens in the office, stays in the office !