[OS X TeX] File size depends on the distiller?

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Thu May 29 13:49:23 EDT 2008

>  One difference in the ways the "Apple Distiller" and Ghostscript work is
> the way they handle fonts. The "Apple Distiller" includes the fonts,
> Ghostscript only mentions in the file's header which fonts will be used. If
> the system which will be printing or displaying the document does not have
> them or is not set up to find them both will fail. Anyway, the information
> you gave does not allow to explain what you saw.

Peter, Thanks for the reply. If my understanding is correct, Apple
Distiller includes the fonts so the file size is inflated?

Also, thanks for the tip on using pdfTeX. I definitely will try it shortly.


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