Exporting to PDF's

Discussion created by dou1003 on Mar 24, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2014 by johns

I am exporting D size maps (24x36) and I am coming across PDF size issues. Some of my maps are coming to be 8MB. That seems rather ridiculous. Other people in my department arent having this issue. They make a 50 page data driven pages pdf and it hardly comes to 5 MB.

1. What contributes to the size of the PDF? I am using data with a ton of information behind it but it isnt being displayed. Does that matter?
2. How can I get the size of the PDF's smaller without compressing them using Adobe Acrobat?
3. It takes FOREVER to export the PDF's. How can i make that process faster?

Any help is appreciated.