Section: Ghostscript Tools (1)
Updated: 22 September 2004
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pdfopt - Ghostscript PDF Optimizer
pdfopt [ options ] input.pdf output.pdf
pdfopt uses gs(1) to convert the Adobe Portable Document
Format (PDF) file "input.pdf" to a so-called optimized form in
"output.pdf". Optimization puts the elements of the file into a more linear
order and adds "hint" pointers, allowing Adobe's Acrobat(TM) products to
display individual pages of the file more quickly when accessing the file
through a network.
Note: input.pdf and output.pdf must not be the same. If they are, the file
will probably be destroyed. pdfopt checks for this.
Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your
system, from which you can get more details.
"Linearized PDF" in Adobe's PDF reference manual,
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.15.
artofcode LLC and Artifex Software, bug-gs at ghostscript.com, are the
primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
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