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Benson Shaw

Publish PDF vs Print to PDF

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Tried to create an AsBuilt.pdf with Publish command from sheet layers in a single vwx file - no referenced files. Several problems:

1. All text was rasterized by the Publish process. The Publish dialog options were not enabled for rasterize drawing and rasterize text. This is an old complaint, but worth mentioning again.  Fonts are Arial and a smattering of Avant Garde.

 

2.   Huge file resulted. 21 pages came in at 143MB. Options for PDF layers were not enabled.  Adobe Reader choked on some of these pdf pages, taking about 30 seconds or more to load.  Watching these pages open was like watching a time lapse movie of the various symbol instances and other drawing elements appearing one at a time until the whole page was populated.

 

3. Assembling a pdf doc from individual pages made with MacOS Print to PDF at 300dpi brought the assembled pdf doc size down to 14MB.

 

Did I miss some Publish settings?

 

-B

 

 

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