Help - Large file sizes exporting to PDF using ArcPy

Discussion created by 1stAmerican on Nov 10, 2010
Latest reply on Nov 17, 2010 by jbarrette-esristaff
Hi All-
I'm using arcpy.mapping to export to pdf but the file sizes are enormous.
My export looks like this:

arcpy.mapping.ExportToPDF(mxd, Temp_Data + os.sep + "Aerial.pdf","PAGE_LAYOUT",640,480,300,"NORMAL","RGB","True","DEFLATE","RASTERIZE_BITMAP","FALSE","TRUE","NONE","FALSE")

The maps are for printing only, so can lose any unnecessary functions.
I'd like to reduce file sizes but retain print quality.

If we can't reduce could we export to different format and convert back to pdf?
End goal is to append multiple pages so they can be printed and/or viewed digitally.

Thank you