PDFcreator strange output file size differences


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I've upgraded from pdfcreator 2.2.2 (running on Windows XP) to 3.3.2 (running on Windows 10). I'm seeing huge differences in PDF file sizes created bty pdfcreator which I find puzzling.

For example:

Input file: ASCII text file, 659 KB, printed from a notepad-like editor, with no revision data or edit backups, etc. In other words, just a simple/plain text file.

Output files:
PDFCreator 2.2.2 output file = 342 KB
PDFCreator 3.3.2 output file = 897 KB

The 3.3.2 version is almost 2.6 times bigger! The two PDF files appear to be identical when viewed in a PDF viewer. So what is all the extra information being stored?

And is it possible to strip it?

As a footnote, as noted in another thread (" 3.3.2 slow print bug?"), 3.3.2 is also drastically slower than 2.2.2

Regards

Eamonn


3.3.2 slow print bug?