I have encountered something rather strange, like to find out why:
My server is LiveCycle ES 2.5, Turnkey install (Express mode). No customization.
I have a Dynamic PDF form (.pdf), it has ~400 objects (~300 fields, lines, texts, images and scripts), its size is ~500K.
(let's call this Form #1)
(let's call this Form #2)
What surprised me was, Form #2 (the .pdf file) now has a size of 1 Meg !!!
I only added 5% more objects, yet its size doubled.
Why the sudden explosion of the size?
When I delete those 10 fields and 7 buttons out of Form #2, its size shrinks back to ~500K.
I then went into the "XML Source" tab, saved each form's XML text into .txt file,
used P4-Merge to compare these 2 .txt files,
didn't see anything unreasonable, #2 txt file has some extra lines, matched those extra objects perfectly.
#1 txt file has a size of ~1 Meg, #2 txt file is about 13K bigger.
Is there any way to reduce the size of #2 .pdf file?
Perhaps you've added a few new items that utilise a different font?
Have you turned off "Embed Fonts" under File >> Form Properties >> Save Options?
Remove the tick from Embed Fonts click OK then Save.
Reduce your file size?