Shrinking PDF file size?

Discussion created by monkeybreadsoftware on Oct 16, 2015



I looked into reducing PDF file sizes this morning.

In one example we could use plugin functions to reduce file size by half by removing duplicate content.

e.g. instead of having two exact same pictures stored in PDF file twice, we only store one copy and reference it from two pages.


Now I am looking into getting some real world sample PDFs to test this.

If you could export records as PDF and provide them to me for testing, that would be great!

(you can hide sensitive data of course like hiding name text fields)


The goal would be to have a few simply functions to call to process the PDFs from FileMaker and create a smaller version for emailing.