7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 3, 2006 5:30 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Impressario

    Level 7
      Has anyone used the Impressario Xtra and found that some PDF files can be
      very slow and unresponsive? (dispite being fine when opened in Acrobat)
      I have 2 very similar PDF files (1 is a German translation of the other) and
      one is fine whilst other is VERY slow in Impressario.
      I know it's a long shot but has anyone come accross this and \ or knows any
      workarounds.
      Cheers,
      James


        • 1. Re: Impressario
          a¿ex
          does the size of both pdfs differ noticeably ?
          if so, it may be the case, that the translated version has another compression setting for the images.
          you may try to open the slower pdf in acrobat and "save as..." or better still "distill" it again.

          PDFs in impressarion can be slow, if a.) there are large images or b.) forms are involved.

          Your info are somewhat sparse on the nature of the PDFs.
          maybe you can put an example online.
          • 2. Re: Impressario
            Level 7
            In Acrobat Professional, there is an option on the File menu that can
            Reduce File Size. I have used that option before to both shrink the
            file and make things work faster. If you are not using any of the
            advanced features, then you can save the file as an older version of
            acrobat pdf. That often speeds things up a bit.
            • 3. Re: Impressario
              Level 7
              This is the PDFXtra renamed, right? When I used the PDF Xtra, it would
              search drives for Acrobat to insure it was installed. It often would look
              on network drives first and of course that just bogged it down forever. It
              was a real hassle. I don't remember how I fixed it or worked around it.

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              "James Cannings" <james.c@mmtltd.com> wrote in message
              news:e805qc$q04$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              > Has anyone used the Impressario Xtra and found that some PDF files can be
              > very slow and unresponsive? (dispite being fine when opened in Acrobat)
              > I have 2 very similar PDF files (1 is a German translation of the other)
              > and one is fine whilst other is VERY slow in Impressario.
              > I know it's a long shot but has anyone come accross this and \ or knows
              > any workarounds.
              > Cheers,
              > James
              >


              • 4. Re: Impressario
                Level 7
                Word of Mouth Productions wrote:
                > This is the PDFXtra renamed, right?

                No: the Impressario xtra has the Adobe PDF libraries with it so no need for
                Acrobat/Reader on the user's computer.

                Andrew


                • 5. Re: Impressario
                  Level 7
                  Is there and equivalent layout for a PowerPoint Xtra where PP or PP Player
                  would not be needed?



                  --
                  Craig Wollman
                  Word of Mouth Productions

                  phone 212 928 9581
                  fax 212 928 9582
                  159-00 Riverside Drive West #5H-70
                  NY, NY 10032
                  www.wordofmouthpros.com


                  "Andrew Morton" <akm@in-press.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
                  news:e80ffc$7t5$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                  > Word of Mouth Productions wrote:
                  >> This is the PDFXtra renamed, right?
                  >
                  > No: the Impressario xtra has the Adobe PDF libraries with it so no need
                  > for Acrobat/Reader on the user's computer.
                  >
                  > Andrew
                  >


                  • 6. Re: Impressario
                    Level 7
                    Word of Mouth Productions wrote:
                    > Is there and equivalent layout for a PowerPoint Xtra where PP or PP
                    > Player would not be needed?

                    Not that I know of, but you could convert the pp file to a Flash swf with,
                    e.g., OpenOffice, and use the Flash xtra.

                    Andrew


                    • 7. Re: Impressario
                      Level 7
                      Yeah, I had a recent project and had to ditch Impressario as it was so slow
                      as to be unuseable. Yet the same files were perfectly fine in Reader. Turns
                      out impressario is not optimized at all... their less expensive viewer
                      product is optimized however. Nifty, eh. I used Buddy and reader... client
                      wasn't as happy that the pdf's couldn't be embedded but at least they could
                      scroll them.

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                      Dave -
                      Adobe Community Expert
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