More efficient compression options.
When using Windward's java engine to export to PDF, the only available method for compressing output files is "setCompressionLevel". This method in our experience only shrinks files about 21.5%. In addition to this issue, when generating a windward PDF, the uncompressed file is almost 2x the size of the file if we were to make the file by hand and manually "export to pdf" from MS Word. As a test, we did this and then used Adobe Pro to compress the file. We were then able to compress the file an additional 68.2% with no noticeable quality loss.
We would like to see Windward work on shrinking file sizes, either by using compression or improving the efficiency of the uncompressed PDF output.
After reviewing this feature request, we understand the desire for the functionality but need to see if there is greater demand before we invest time in development. If this idea gains more votes we will re-asses the idea in the future to see if there is sufficient demand.
Thank you for your idea and please submit any other ideas you may have!
- The Windward Team