PDF export function has begun to export too big files: a more then 2 MB file out of a 97 kB writer file.
In previous version (18.104.22.168) this size was more little, but, anyway, bigger than with 22.214.171.124.
Same writer file exported to PDF with was less then 250 kB with 126.96.36.199.
Paolo, please attach example ODT file here
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Document to export in PDF and export results
Here attached the Word 97 document (it's my CV) and the result of its PDF export made with new LibreOffice version 188.8.131.52, and the same export made with Microsoft Word.
And there is the same file, saved in odt format and exported again in PDF with Write 184.108.40.206.
As you can see, using MS Office 2018 PDF size is 221 kB, using LO 220.127.116.11 is 1.7 MB, almost 9 times bigger.
Sorry to reply to you after 4 months, but I had very bad times.
Just one note: a LO message says "Trasparencies removed" during export process both with .doc file and .odt file.
Again, with LO 18.104.22.168 (and previous) the exported PDF dimension was almost the same that the PDF generated by MSWord.
Tested by exporting cv_ing_paolo_rossi_2019.doc to PDF. Resulting file size is 57,5 - 66,7 kB (tested on Win and Linux).
Paolo: please tell us your PDF export settings. Also test with a newer version.
Set to NEEDINFO.
Change back to UNCONFIRMED, if the problem persists. Change to RESOLVED WORKSFORME, if the problem went away.
Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 6.4.5-2
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.7; UI render: default; VCL: kf5;
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI-Language: en-US
Arch Linux 64-bit
Build ID: 57fedb272cfcad3436142dbe9eac2870e3c3e3d2
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 5.7; UI render: default; VCL: kf5
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI.UTF-8); UI: en-US
Built on 9 July 2020
Version: 22.214.171.124.alpha0+ (x64)
Build ID: 9af38b4504ccda57a0c32eb8bdd03e5a8ca29ddc
CPU threads: 4; OS: Windows 10.0 Build 18362; UI render: Skia/Raster; VCL: win
Locale: fi-FI (fi_FI); UI: en-US
I'm asking you to wait 'till my system will update from LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 to 188.8.131.52.
At the moment I can only upload PDF export settings I'm using (screenshots are in italian, since it's my default language).
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Paolo PDF export settings
Thanks for the settings. The setting that causes this is Archive PDF/A-1b. If you pick PDF/A-3b, the size will only be 230 kB. Perhaps this is not a bug, but somehow related to the archival specifications.
The options regarding the archive setting had some changes in the 6.3 line, I checked using the Linux 6.3 bibisect repository. It seems PDF/A-1b was not available previously, but only PDFA-1a.
I can confirm that using PDF/A 2b the size is the same as before (when I was using PDF/A 1-a). So I too believe that 200 Kb is the size determined by the PDF/A specification.
Thank you for your work on this subject
Ok, got a reply on the dev list: "the oldest version of PDF/A does not support transparency and the emulation of that tends to blows up file size dramatically."