In my business's software we need to convert Microsoft Word documents to pdf, in order to send these to external partners. This conversion is normally done by using Word non-interactively, with a Word macro.
This method has one disadvantage: the pdf's size is huge. Every now and then the size exceeds the maximum accepted by transfer protocols.
In my search for an alternative I found PDFCreator, which produces great pdf's with remarkable smaller sizes.
I am now researching the option to use PDFCreator for conversion, but in my testing I noticed one thing: PDFCreator uses Microsoft Word for this conversion (a Word-window pops up during creation).
So obviously PDFCreator utilizes Word to create a pdf with an acceptable size.
Here is my question: How does PDFCreator do this?
Sorry if this knowledge is some kind of pdfforge's business secret but then I would also like to know that.
PS. No pictures/graphics are used in my documents.