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2005-01-18, 02:42 PM
does anyone know how to tell what resolution (dpi) a pdf file is...I dont see it anywhere in the properties or the document properties....
thanks for the help.....
2005-01-18, 02:54 PM
I think the resolution in DPI is set for the PDF at time of
creation in Distiller, and is thereafter managed by Acrobat
so that information isn't readily available to the end user.
Look in the Adobe help file they list the standard output
resolutions available to the user.
May I ask why this is needed?
2005-01-18, 03:07 PM
we have a client that is complaining about our pdf size and they are saying that the ones they get from thier other firm is dramatically smaller....I asked if I could get one of thier files to compare with ours but they will not supply us with them.... So I then was going to get him to check the DPI to see if thats why its a smaller file size (which Im sure is the case)
I wanted to be able to find out what dpi our competition is using so that I can make ours the same....... although I currently feel that any smaller than 300dpi is pushing it 150 just looks bad to be submitting to the city.....
2005-01-18, 03:11 PM
I don't think the resolution of the file is available in any way to the end user.
Also are you embedding fonts when you create your PDF's?
There may be other factors than resolution at play here.
2005-01-18, 04:13 PM
File sizes are tough to tackle....have you considered saving as several different filetypes and then converting them to PDF. Ive found several different file sizes, depending on what file type I created the PDF from.....and the drawings look pretty much the same.
2005-01-18, 06:17 PM
I wouldn't go below 300dpi. Also rhall makes a very good point. AutoCAD seems to make very large pdf files. But when I make a dwf and then make a pdf from that, the file size is considerably smaller (50% or more).
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