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PDF Bloat in FMP v12

Question asked by MattGreger on Aug 6, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 7, 2012 by MattGreger


PDF Bloat in FMP v12


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.8

Description of the issue

Appended PDF files are MUCH large in FileMaker 12.

This is a HUGE problem. We append tape requests into a single PDF file to send to our duplication facility. A file created in FMP 11 is 2.7MB, but the same exact file in FMP 12 is 31.2MB. If you open it in Acrobat and do a save as, it brings the file back down to around 2.7MB.

These PDFs are automatically emailed and now we're getting rejections due to the file size being so large.

I'm just using FileMaker's built in PDF functions and append option. The script has been working fine since version 8.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Use FileMaker's append to PDF option and the PDF file grows and grows and grows. Much larger than in v11.

Expected result

A smaller manageable PDF file.

Actual result

A HUGE pdf file!


Open and save in Acrobat. Then we have to manually email the files.