"Dynamic" Acrobat/PDF maps
Posted 27 November 2005 - 04:21 PM
I have found a turtle conservation map at this web site http://www.hawksbill.../Maps/index.php
The flash map is fine but the dynamic map in PDF format is great for offline rendering, visualization and printings. It uses some of the layers tools in Acrobat Reader and it is very user friendly. Considering the wide distribution of acrobat reader it is a tool to keep in mind as a complementary map dissemination tool.
I was wondering if some of you were aware of this "feature" and if you can point me in the right direction to obtain more information about the production of these poor-man dynamic maps.
PS Maybe you have to download the PDF in order to see the map (7.5 MB downloads ummm...).
Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:22 AM
Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:25 PM
When saving a file as PDF from within Illustrator... Be sure to not preserve editing capabilities to keep your file size reasonable (sometimes as much as one-tenth smaller).
That is a great little nugget of information.
I didn't realize what a big difference in file size that makes.
Posted 30 November 2005 - 04:45 PM
If preserving layers is not a consideration, I find the most efficient process, and the one to reduce little graphic and type gotchas is to save the file out of Illustrrator as an EPS and then run it through Distiller. In almost all cases this will result in the most compact file and the most compatible. An advantage to running it through Acrobat then is that you can implement some levels of security in the file thereby discouraging others from randomly making use of your work.
Posted 01 December 2005 - 10:54 PM
Another great tip. Thanks again!
Posted 01 December 2005 - 11:55 PM
I'll have to save some money for I'CS but it seems it worth the investment.
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