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Livecycle PDFs too big, how can I


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Hi All,

I have made a PDF form which allows users to open in Reader and add text and images.

The form itself is small and usable but as soon as anyone imports an image or two it grows witout compression.

Therefore the resulting PDFs are huge and therefore the whoe idea of someone filling out a PDF and returning it is pointelss as most email won't allow it.

I there any way of setting the output PDF to automatically compress any image that is imported into it?

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Level 10


the imported images get saved as base64-data, which is not very effective to compress data.

You have no opportunity to change this, but you can use a script to check the size of an imported image and warn users if the images are to large.