Anyway to reduce size of pdf using python script.

Tim jtim.arnold at gmail.com
Fri Sep 5 21:36:34 CEST 2014


On Friday, February 1, 2013 8:03:41 PM UTC-5, access... at gmail.com wrote:
> I have a batch file that exports ArcGIS pdf maps to a directory. I would like to include a step in the script where the pdf file is reduced in size instead of manually opening each file in Acrobat X Pro after the script has run and doing it there.
> 
> Can this be done using python scripting or does the automation stop at exporting the map?
> 
> Thanks

I don't have a definitive answer but I use qpdf to optimize my pdf files. Whether that reduces the size I'm not sure. http://qpdf.sourceforge.net/

--Tim



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