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how to create small final pdf files for the internet

When I compile

tex -> dvi -> ps -> pdf

I have a 9 MB file... something emailable

When I .tex -> pdf with pdflatex, its 44 MB

I read that its likely largely due to how pdflatex embeds the Type 1 fonts..

Does anyone have any idea about how or what to adjust to get smaller filesizes with pdflatex?


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marked as duplicate by Charles Stewart, Loop Space Sep 9 '10 at 12:30

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sorry..dup question as per comments –  Noli Sep 8 '10 at 5:58
By the way, I find it somewhat unlikely that you have 35Mb of fonts in your document. pdfsizeopt with the --stats option can give some clue about where the space is being used (acrobat professional gives a slightly different set of statistics that may also be useful: Advanced -> PDF Optimizer -> Audit space usage...) –  Lev Bishop Sep 8 '10 at 6:03
Are you using microtype package? –  Khaled Hosny Sep 8 '10 at 9:57

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Use pdfsizeopt, as described in this answer.

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