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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
Note: input.pdf and output.pdf must not be the same. If they are, the file will probably
be destroyed. pdfopt currently does not check 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, http://partners.adobe.com/asn/devel-
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 8.63.
Artifex Software, Inc. are the primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
8.63 1 August 2008 PDFOPT(1)
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