7 Replies Latest reply on Aug 20, 2015 11:38 AM by TSGal

    PDF File size have large difference for identical reports

    rouelf_1

      Summary

      PDF File size have large difference for identical reports

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      FM Pro Adv 14

      Operating system version

      MAC OS X

      Description of the issue

      In FM solution with files "referenced" into containers, Generating a report, with 256 records (21 pages), each record with 9 text fields and one small container field. Then saving to PDF, will result in very large PDF file size, 68 MB.  Very Bad Result

      With files "embedded" into containers, generating the same report, and saving to PDF results in relatively smaller pdf file size, 5.8 MB.  Acceptable Result

      In iOS is even better, PDF file size for same report is only 1.5 MB.  Best Result

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Reference files into containers. Generate a report with a container for each record, save to PDF.

      Embed Files into containers. Generate a report with a container for each record, save to PDF.

      Embed Files into containers. transfer to iOS, Generate a report with a container for each record, save to PDF.

      Expected result

      Expect PDF file sizes not be so large for files referenced into containers.

      Actual result

      Referenced files into containers, save to pdf, very, very large file size. Very Bad.

      Embedded files into containers, save to PDF, much smaller file size. Acceptable.

      In iOS, Embedded files into containers, save to PDF, very much smaller file size. Best Results..

      Workaround

      Always Embed files into containers, before saving to PDF.

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