What's the point of sending PDF files to the PDF printer?
"Printing" the files through the Adobe PDF print driver with Press Quality setting seems to rebuild the file with the properties that I am looking for and also makes it much smaller. If you know of a better way to do this -- particularly in an automated/batch fashion -- I would be open to a different approach too. Thank you.
Do you have the original files used to create the PDFs? If so, then just
re-create them using the proper settings.
If not, you can explore the Optimize PDF option in the batch processes.
No, I do not have access to the original files that went into making the source PDFs.
I've looked at PDF Optimizer but it does not shrink the file size nearly as much as printing the file through the Adobe PDF print driver with "Press Quality" setting. I suspect this has to do with font consolidation. PDF Optimizer seems to let you unembed fonts from the file but that's not what I'm looking for. I need to have all fonts embedded.
I appreciate the feedback. Anyone else have ideas here on the original issue? Thanks.
I work in a commercial print shop, and routinely do this to pdf's received from our customers. It is the best way to fix problematic/bloated pdf's. I too would welcome a script in acrobat that would automate this and speed up my workflow.