Started noticing issues when viewing pdf files saved from web pages with the internal Opera ‘save as pdf’. An example file is mostly text, a few small icon pictures, maybe 15 ‘pages’, and total file size about 1.6 MB. Rendering was very slow (20 seconds) and then moving further down in the document took more (maybe 20 seconds) to render. Moving back up to top needed another re-render.
So despite sumatrapdf eventually rendering it in a readable form (very well by the way), and it appearing that we can page-scroll through it, the document is really a very long and very narrow 1 page document, and is very slow to page through (probably the document’s fault). I guess this is understandable.
I wouldn’t think that I am the first to encounter this type of pdf from Opera, nor will be the last, so I am just wondering if people have suggestions for how to deal with these pdf documents… perhaps how to re-process the document into the 20 or so paper-sized pages, print the document expanded to fit the width of paper (instead of one narrow line down the middle of one page), etc… I understand that the paper page boundaries will not match any of the logical boundaries of the document. The trick would be something like ‘fit width to physical paper’.
When I open the document and try to print with a variety of software, they all say that the document is 1 page, so can’t split it up that way. Acrobat DC says ‘dimensions of this page are out-of-range…’
Anyhow, this might seem to be unexpected behavior, or a performance issue. Other people might ask this in the future, so I thought I’d post this now and see if there are any suggestions or discussion on how to work with these strange documents.
Thanks for the great software…