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Olga_Kuts
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Abnormally large file size after converting to pdf (Threat Extraction)

Hello!

We use PDF converting option in Threat Extraction. We noticed that after the converting, the original file size increases about 7 times! Is it normal? I tried to convert the file manually, and in this case the file size only decreases. What does the CheckPoint appliance do with the file when converting it to pdf?

Thanks!

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Re: Abnormally large file size after converting to pdf (Threat Extraction)

This mentioned original, small file size, i assume, is from the MS Word / Excel document attached. If such a document is changed in OpenOffice, the saved file is about the double size of the original; after saving it in MS x again, it is reduced to the original size again. When converting to PDF, it is the safest option to use images, not text, and a screenshot of a text file will always be much larger than the text file itself 😉

Of course, a utility converting or printing MS x files to PDF will use the text (you can copy text from the resulting PDF) if possible...

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Employee++
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Re: Abnormally large file size after converting to pdf (Threat Extraction)

Hi Olga,

the file size result strongly depends on the contents of the source file.

If you have troubles with the resulting file size I would advise opening a ticket with support.

That said you might check what JHF you are using (ifits a 77.30 gw). There was a big TX update added to JHF198 and also afterwards content was added: Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R77.30 (R77_30_jumbo_hf) 

Regards Thomas

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