Printing small file turns in to huge file in print queue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Gorge, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Gorge

    Gorge Guest

    Hi Guys,

    I have a customer who is printing a small file, 600kb pdf. It's a network
    plan, lots of lines etc. Once the file gets to the print queue however, it's
    a 9mb file and takes around 5 minutes to process.

    Any idea what is causing this?

    Gorge, Aug 16, 2009
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  2. Gorge

    housetrained Guest

    send it to me and I'll get back to you
    housetrained, Aug 17, 2009
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  3. Gorge

    +Bob+ Guest

    PDF is a very compact format. 600mb is actually a very sizable PDF
    file for that reason. It's possibly being converted to Postscript or
    a rasterized language by the printer driver and growing because of it.

    In other words, it's probably "normal".
    +Bob+, Aug 17, 2009
  4. You could try to Print to File and compare size of the out file - it would
    contain everything (including control characters).

    Jan M. Nelken
    Jan M. Nelken, Aug 17, 2009
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