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Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-23-2017

PDF conversion in Freeflow Core

In Process manager there was a Node called "Convert". We used this node to convert PDF files into "Standard" PDF files and there was also a checkbox called "Flatten submitted PDF files for printing". When this box is checked the new file that was produced would be significantly smaller in size. Example 356K file would be reduced to 92K without losing much at all.

In the new Freeflow Core this Conversion Node is not there. How can I get this file reduction in Freeflow Core. I have tried all possibilites in the Optimize node with no success.

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Posts: 39
Registered: ‎10-13-2014

Re: PDF conversion in Freeflow Core


It sounds strange. I have a very simple workflow which creates bleed. Without Optimize node created files were huge (f.e. business card 7 MB). Then I add Optimize node with just a few changes added. Size of saved files reduces 10 times!


Best regards,
Piotr Miller
Production Systems Solution Consultant | SPPC
Xerox Corporation
Warsaw, Poland
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎11-23-2017

Re: PDF conversion in Freeflow Core

I have attached a screen shot of the sertting in the convert node in process manager that reduces the files significantly. You loose all your bookmarks if any but thats ok for us. It is the setting that is checked off "Flatten submitted files for printing". This brings a 1.5 meg black only PDF file from 1.5 meg to 170k. I have tried every setting in optimize and can only get from 1.5 meg to just under 1 meg which isnt enough for our use.

We are really desperate to find a solution to this within Freeflow Core.