pdf optimisation

John Griffiths john at capmon.com
Tue Feb 19 14:44:08 EST 2002

At 02:14 PM 2/19/02 +1100, Michael Still wrote:
>There are known issues with IE and PDF documents, although I am not aware
>of any show stoppers which can be fixed -- you would think Adobe /
>Microsoft would panic if this was the case. What sort of problems are you

Our users are experiencing blank white screens where the document should
be, we get this ourselves, but because we're on the LAN it seem to happen

optimised/linearised files, because the first page is sent and displayed
before the whole document has downloaded.

older large docs (100Kb plus), created in Acrobat 3 seem to have real, and
more common issues with display in acro 5/ IE 5/6 combinations.

certainly today optimisation changed 30+ docs from clangers back to working
web documents.

>I believe there is a tool from Glance to linearize on the command line of
>your unix box, but I haven't used it, don't know how reliable it is, or
>how fast it is. I think it is also a commercial pay money product. Try
>http://pdf.glance.ch and look for pdlinearize.

Ok I'll take a look

>Finally, ghostscript can probably linearize the documents for you -- just
>treat it as a conversion like any other.

And I'll try this...

Thanks very much

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