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Date:         Thu, 22 Jul 2010 09:56:19 +1200
Reply-To:     Tom Robinson <barefootguru@GMAIL.COM>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Tom Robinson <barefootguru@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: PDF file size in SAS 9.2
In-Reply-To:  <AEFB63BA-ED7F-49EB-BC0B-5F1BFC6FFBB7@gmail.com>
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On 2010-07-21, at 10:26, Tom Robinson wrote:

> On 2010-07-21, at 09:49, Vijayan Sundaram wrote: > >> We create PDF files using SAS and burn them on a DVD. >> Earlier with SAS 9.1.3, the files used to fit in a DVD. Now we upgraded to >> SAS 9.2 and the each individual file has become 3 times larger and hence >> does not fit into a DVD. I tried using different fonts, compress option, no >> table of contents and other things to reduce the file size, but nothing >> worked. The nofontembedding option does reduce the file size dramatically >> but when I open the pdf on a computer which does not have SAS, I just see >> bunch of dots. It does look ok on my machine which has SAS. >> >> >> I did ask SAS support and they asked me to change the registry setting in >> the following path.(Specifically the version registry key to 3) >> CORE\PRINTING\PRINTERS\PDF\ADVANCED >> This change also did not reduce the file size. >> >> Any ideas how to reduce the file size? >> >> Thanks, >> Vijay > > Embedded fonts are the first thing to work on to reduce the file size. If nofontembedding is returning the files to their pre-9.2 size then you just need to fix the display of them: check you're only using the standard 14 fonts: > > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pdf#Standard_Type_1_Fonts> > > Check both in your SAS code and the resulting PDF. In Adobe Reader this is File > Properties > Fonts. > > Cheers

Vijay replied to me directly:

> Thanks Tom. I had to change all the fonts to "Times". Got it working now.


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