2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 16, 2012 12:58 PM by allisonblake

    The weight of effects exported to PDF

    allisonblake Level 1

      OS 10.6, CS5


      Hi everyone,

      I have some newsletter documents (8-16 pages) in CS5 that have a few text frames  with drop shadow and bevel effects applied.

      The resulting PDF (exported using some custom settings, but based on "smallest file size") is 7.5MB

      The same file, same PDF export settings, but WITHOUT the drop shadow/bevel effect is 1.6MB

      I was surpised that the transparency effects would be responsible for more than quadrupling the size of the PDF.

      Is there a setting somewhere in the export that I can adjust to bring this down?

      The approved template includes these effects so I can't simply remove them.

      Ideas would be appreciated!