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i have 50 doc file. i need to convert these 50 doc to a single pdf.

Scenario 1. I will convert all 50 doc file to pdf and then merge all 50 pdf to one resultant pdf

Scenario 2. I will first merge all 50 doc file to a single doc file and then use this single doc file to generate the resultant pdf

I have to do these conversion using 3.5 and i can't use paid libraries!!!

my question is in which scenario my resultant pdf will smaller in size!!!
Posted 5-Dec-12 2:24am
Richard MacCutchan 5-Dec-12 8:45am
How can anyone answer this question? We have no idea what your data looks like or how efficient your code is, so the resulting PDF files could contain any amount of different data. The only way to answer this is to run some tests for yourself.
prahalad.gaggar 5-Dec-12 9:16am
Well said sir...let me be more specific

It contains data to generate the a insurance policy with black and white images (around 2-3 including all the 50 docs collectively).
ryanb31 5-Dec-12 10:02am
I can't imagine the size will be very different since in the end you'll have a single 50 page pdf no matter which approach you take. It will also partly depend on what control you use to do it.
prahalad.gaggar 5-Dec-12 10:16am
thanks...i have 1 more question : how can we reduce the size of an existing pdf only with programically (c# 3.5)....i don't wish to use paid library to do so...i can provide you with the sample pdf

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