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Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 9:58 am
by Natori

1.[7.1.332-7.1.336] File Size Too Large

doc Size: 2.30M

contents: text+pict (chinese)

Fonts: SimSun & TimeNewRoman

dopdf settings: Printer Advanced tab -> Print directly to the printer (or "spool print...")


3.95M (Embed fonts is check or checked)


11.1M (Embed fonts is check or checked)


11.1M (Embed fonts is check or checked)


10.6M (Embed fonts is check or checked)


2.Application Freeze (TextMaker 2008)

dopdf settings: Printer Advanced tab -> Print directly to the printer


1.Menu -> File -> Print

2.Click the OK button ("Print" window)

3.Click the Cancel button ("doPDF - Save PDF file" window)

4.Application Freeze

Posted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:30 pm
by Claudiu (Softland)

Can you send us the document you used for the first test to along with this bug description? also do mention your version of Word (in the first case). Thank you.

Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 2:59 pm
by Natori

TextMaker 2008 rev.505, winxp or win7 too.

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:13 am
by kana48

I have tried to print just only an image (size 10x15cm - resolution 72dpi - jpg file size 38KB). The PDF file size printed (doPDF v7.1.336) has been very large (size 10x15cm - resolution 72dpi - PDF file size 248KB). I tried a PDF printing by using a novaPDF printer, but the result has been the same. I have done a test with a CutePDF writer printer; the PDF file size has been just 48KB (good result).

I hope you will find out a solution for this issue soon... I trust you.

Thank you and have a nice week

Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 11:57 am
by Claudiu (Softland)

I was wondering, can you do a test on your image with version 6 of doPDF? It's available here - - and doesn't interfere with the installation of 7.

Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:27 am
by kana48

I have done a test on image with version 6 of PDF. The result has been very satisfying. In fact the pdf file size(27kB) has really lower than original image one. I have done further test with a file.doc size 41MB. The printing PDF file size was just 18MB. It is my opinion that the version 6 of doPDF is better than version 7 at moment.

I trust you will fix this issue for the version 7 of doPDF.

Thank you and have a good day.


Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:58 pm
by Claudiu (Softland)

Hi Giampaolo, thank you for posting the results, we've switched to a different compression algorithm in version 7. The problem is this, the algorithm used in version 6 produces smaller PDF files, but the quality of the image in the PDF is not as good as the one produced by version 7. So basically for accurate/good quality images version 7 is better even if the pdf is larger. In the next major version we'll introduce an option to switch between these 2 different algorithms.

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:02 am
by kana48


I have tested the accurate/good quality printing with doPDF on a word document (file size 41MB) in which there are many images. The result(file size 17MB)has been very accurate and good quality of images by my side. I printed some pages (text with images) by a inkjet printer. Very good quality images for me. I suppose that the compression algorithm in version 6 is good. At moment I will use the doPDF version 6.

Thank a lot for your efforts to improve this usefull program.

Have a nice day


Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:55 am
by jacktherare

Please ignore: my other pdf files were also as large as their Word counterparts. Idiot me! Sorry.

I like to convert Word to PDF when emailing large pieces of a book, usually draft of a piece of fiction. Large files take long to load and using Word allows my work to be easily changed.

So, I downloaded your version 7 and from a 700mb Word file got an 800 odd mb pdf file???? I downloaded your version 6 and got a slightly larger pdf file.

No fonts were embedded, no artwork. I even downsized image quality from 300 to 150 but that did not help.