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Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Suite Applications by Claudia McCue

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PDF Optimizer

To make a lower-resolution PDF from an existing PDF file, or to save for a previous version of Acrobat, use PDF Optimizer rather than going all the way back to the originating application and generating a new PDF. The PDF Optimizer also produces better results than the old-fashioned method of printing to PostScript from Acrobat and then using Distiller to process the new PostScript file—a process referred to as refrying. That method carries the risk of losing font embedding or introducing color errors. In addition, PDF Optimizer offers much more granular control over file-size reduction than the Reduce File Size option available ...

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