Export to IDML is probably the best, but doing a Save As should remove the old change data and reduce the size significantly.
Thank you for your answer. But the data remains even when exporting to IDML and Save As.
When I save for IDML the file size is reduced – but when saving back as an Idesign document the size go back to huge.
How big is "huge"?
The empty Indesign-document is 231 MB. When saving for IDML it saves as 46 MB – saving back to Indesign it goes back to 231 MB.
When checking File info I can see that all Raw data is not deleted. I think thats the problem.
The easy way is to create a new blank document and start from scratch – I really just want to know how to delete all that Raw info.
I have tried to export an PDF and in Preflight -> Create inventory. It creates a 486 pages document showing meta data on images that were deleted like this:
Gyldendal:Igang:9788762810099_Basisbog_i_ergoterapi_0301:Materie:Links:FRI kap 7x.psd
I don't know why IDML is not reducing the file size for you. Sounds like you have a lot of pages and swatches, styles or other embedded data besides supposed deleted images, or possibly the file is just corrupt -- 46 mb is huge for an IDML file.
I made a 5-page test file. Empty it is 1.01 mb. Placing 4 6 - 7 mb images took the size up to 2.28 mb, and deleting them left it at 2.45. Exported IDML at 33 Kb, then opened that and saved, and the file is back down to 1 mb.
Thank you for all your help! I keep searching for a solution.
Did you embed the images or did you link them?
I recieved a document full of images – linked. I then deleted every page and deleted all images. So now I have a empty document with an empty links-panel.
- Create a new document
- Same page size
- Same type (facing/non facing pages)
- Same settings for baseline grid
- 2 initial pages
- No styles (Paragraph, Character, Object, Tables and Cells), no swatches
- Turn on Paste remember Layer (Layer Panel Menu), take care that the existing layer has a different name than the layer names of the old document)
- Open old and new dcument side by side
- Drag from the page panel all pages from the old document to the new one
- Delete initial existing pages and layer
- Save with a new name
This works and is a great solution. But it still bothers me that I cannot get rid of the data in the original document.
But thank you very much for your solution!
I think there is some corruption in the old file and any move in the old document could end with a total corrupted version which would not even allow to open the document, that is why I think, only a new document will make it safe.
You're are probaly right! I am working on a new document now. And it works! Thank you!