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Extremely large PDF conversion from ODT

Question asked by cricalix on Sep 28, 2007
Just had one of my users report that a 36 KB ODT file, when run through Alfresco's 'transform to PDF', came out as a 500 KB PDF.  This is a bit obscene when you consider that the same ODT->PDF conversion in OOo itself generates a 123 KB PDF, and even more obscene in comparison to the PDFCreator tool (which just uses Ghostscript) creating a 68 KB PDF.

Don't suppose anyone on the Alfresco engineering side would know why OOo called from Alfresco results in a 4 - 8x increase in size vs other non-commercial PDF creators?