I have 22 InDesign documents that all have different page sizes and contain 36 different layers in each document. I decided to consolidate these documents into 1. The problem I'm having is that when I delete all bar 1 of the pages from my new multi page document and save the file the documents file size doesn't compare to the size of the original single page version of the document i.e.
original single page document = 3.3mb
multipage document with only 1 page remaining = 19.5mb
I have tried a Save As and overwritten the file but still no joy in bringing the file size down. The only way I can seem to make the file smaller is to export the document as an idml.
The large document size also seems to have an effect on the size of a PDF as well.
original single page document exported as pdf = 1.5mb
multipage document with only 1 page remaining = 9.9mb
The contents of both document are exactly the same it's just that the multipage document has had all bar 1 pages deleted.
My guess, and that's all it is, is that the file is retaining all the multiple page size info, along with any unused styles and swatches that were in the other pages. IDML is stripping all that out.
Thanks for your reply Peter. I agree with your guess and the only difference I can see is in the Raw Data of the File Info, my multipage document has a lot more metadata. Any ideas of how I could clear this data without having to export as idml?
No. Exporting would have been my first choice.