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File Size Larger When Using Print to PDF Instead of Print


Published: 08 May 2015
Last Modified Date: 30 Aug 2016

Issue

When printing to PDF using File > Print to PDF instead of File > Print, the file size of the .pdf might be larger.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

This is expected behavior.

Cause

The File > Print option connects to the pdf export utility in Adobe Acrobat, whereas the File > Print to PDF option uses a built in PDF export utility. These are different utilities so may produce different file sizes.
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