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PDFOPT(1)							 Ghostscript Tools							 PDFOPT(1)

NAME
pdfopt - Ghostscript PDF Optimizer
SYNOPSIS
pdfopt [ options ] input.pdf output.pdf
DESCRIPTION
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 dis- play 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 currently does not check for this.
FILES
Run "gs -h" to find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your system, from which you can get more details.
SEE ALSO
"Linearized PDF" in Adobe's PDF reference manual, http://partners.adobe.com/asn/developer/acrosdk/DOCS/pdfspec.pdf
VERSION
This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 7.05.
AUTHOR
L. Peter Deutsch <ghost@aladdin.com> 7.05 22 April 2002 PDFOPT(1)