Up to a couple of days ago, I had used PDF-XChange Lite Free to convert MS Word Docs to PDF files. Well, I then realized that LibreOffice on my PA.com platform on my Flash Drive can actually do that function via the Export to PDF function. I figured I had found a huge treasure. Now I wouldn't have to install PDF-XChange Lite Free AND I would have that PDF conversion function available anywhere I take my Flash Drive.
Well, out of curiosity, I conducted an experiment. I converted a particular MS Word Doc to PDF format with both PDF-XChange Lite Free and with LibreOffice. Shocking results. The PDF file created by PDF-XChange Lite Free had a file size of 17 KBytes while the PDF file created by LibreOffice had a file size of 101 KBytes. Doh!
I then converted another MS Word Doc to PDF format with both apps and got equally drastically different file sizes.
In both conversion experiments, both respective PDF files looked identical. Why the drastic difference in file size?
Is LibreOffice inefficient? Or is PDF-XChange Lite Free leaving out something behind the scenes?
Edited by hamluis, 20 June 2017 - 10:19 AM.
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