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QUESTION: What is a linearized PDF file?

ANSWER: A linearized PDF file is a PDF file that is structured in a way that allows the first page of the PDF file to be displayed in a user Web browser before the entire file is downloaded from the Web server. If you're developing a Web-based system that creates large PDF files for delivery to Web browsers over the Internet, you should try to make sure that your system can generate linearized PDF files. Your users might become frustrated and impatient if your system creates large PDF files that are not linearized, because it could take 30 seconds or even longer for a user Web browser to display a large PDF file that is not linearized.

When you're working with applications that create PDF files,
the term "optimize for fast Web viewing" is often used to refer to linearization.


In this context, when we talk about "large" PDF files, we're referring to PDF files that have lots of text and graphics and contain more than one page. If your PDF files will be small and relatively simple, you probably don need to worry about linearization.

Note that there is no reason to concern yourself with linearization unless you're creating a Web-based system that is intended to display PDF files in a user's Web browser. For example, if you are creating a system that e-mails PDF files to recipients, there is no reason to linearize the PDF files.

For more information about linearized PDF files, point your Web browser to the following location on the Adobe Systems Incorporated Web site:


and go to Appendix F.

QUESTION: How to use PDF linearization (optimization) function in Advanced PDF Tools Command Line product?

Please refer to following steps,

1. Please download Advanced PDF Tools Command Line from following URL,


2. Unzip .zip package to a folder, e.g., C:\pdftools folder,

3. Run following command line to linearize your PDF files,

Enable Fast Web View to PDF files:

C:\pdftools\pdftools.exe -i C:\in.pdf -o C:\out.pdf -S "linearize=true"
C:\pdftools\pdftools.exe -i C:\*.pdf -o D:\*.pdf -S "linearize=true" -S "skip=true"

4. OK.

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