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Currently I use TeXWorks or WinEdt to generate my PDF then open a command window and execute the following to compress the file:

>gswin64c.exe -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dMaxSubsetPct=100 -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook -sOutputFile="file_out.pdf" -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH "file.pdf"

Is there a way to automatically include this into the build PDF functions of either TeXWorks or WinEdt? It's a trivial extra step, but one I would like to omit.

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This is quite simple in WinEdt.

I'm assuming you have the latest version installed (9.0) and you're using pdflatex for compiling.

Go to "Options" -> "Options Interface" -> "Advanced Configuration" -> "Compile Macros" and double-click the "PDFLaTeX" item:

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A local copy of PDFLaTeX.edt gets opened. In this file, after the line

  Exe('%b\Exec\ExeCompiler.edt');

add the following lines

  IfFileExists(`%P\%N.pdf`,>
    !`WinExe('','gswin64c.exe -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dMaxSubsetPct=100 -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook -sOutputFile="%N_out.pdf" -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH "%N.pdf"','%P','',011100);`);

and then save the file.

Next time you compile a file with pdflatex, you will have your file.pdf and the compressed file_out.pdf in the same directory.

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