According to kernelopts(version), I am using Maple 16.02, X86 64 LINUX, Nov 18 2012, Build ID 7888210 , having just updated
I have a Maple worksheet with some graphs of 10^5 data points. When I export the worksheet to a pdf for inclusion in a LaTeX document (with pdfpages package, this recognizes page breaks), the file is around 100 Mb, much larger than I would like.
It seems that the file is large as a figure in the pdf is not just an image, the pdf seems to contain all of the information necessary to plot each data point individually.
Is there some way to encourage Maple 16 to treat figures as bitmaps (or something similarly much smaller than the original figures) upon exporting a worksheet to a pdf? I'll be happy for any suggestions.
1. This question was originally for Maple 16.00. Updating to 16.02a has not solved the problem.
2. I am suspicious that there is some bug in how Maple 16 exports figures made with "plot" to a pdf file.
When I try various methods of compressing the pdf that I've seen on the web, such as with pdftk 1.44, or ghostscript 8.70 or 9.07, or pdf2ps followed by ps2pdf ,
error messages are returned. For example using pdftk:
pdftk input.pdf output.pdf
"Done. Input errors, so no output created"