I recently revised a 400 page print document by replacing 7 pages in the PDF and it made the file size suspiciously smaller!
The original was exported to PDF from a book file composed of 61 InDesign files (184mb).
The revision was a more round about way- opening and exporting 6 individual InDesign files to the proper output settings and replacing the 7 single pages in the PDF and saving as a new version number (108mb).
The reason for the round about way of editing the draft is because all the files are stored on a server and it's easier to make the simple changes while working from a remote location.
Any idea what is causing the file size to be much smaller?
Thanks for taking the time!!
Probably you saved as a new name (SAVE AS) and before you used SAVE. Save leaves wasted space ,save as reclaims it.
WOW! I've never noticed this happening before! Thanks so much for the refreshing insight!
Can you explain or direct me to a resource so I can understand this: "Save leaves wasted space, save as reclaims it."