Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:26:37 +1200
Reply-To: Tom Robinson <barefootguru@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Tom Robinson <barefootguru@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: PDF file size in SAS 9.2
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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)
> This change also did not reduce the file size.
> Any ideas how to reduce the file size?
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:
Check both in your SAS code and the resulting PDF. In Adobe Reader this is File > Properties > Fonts.