PDF File size have large difference for identical reports
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.
Expect PDF file sizes not be so large for files referenced into containers.
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..
Always Embed files into containers, before saving to PDF.