PDF size difference between IE and Microsoft Edge Browser

Akheerainda 6 Reputation points

I am trying to print to download on PDF document from EDGE and IE browser on Windows 10 machine by selecting printer as Microsoft Print to PDF. Document size coming as 101 MB when printing from EDGE while printing from IE size is 33 MB.

Why is there a PDF size difference (almost thrice) between Edge and IE? Is it due to EDGE or Microsoft print to PDF?

Due to this PDF size, the printer is taking more time to print the PDF. Any help will be appreciated.

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  1. Noel Burgess 621 Reputation points

    The Microsoft Print to PDF driver works differently on Edge and IE. On Edge, it produces a PDF where each page is an image, so none of the elements on the page can be selected and keyword search isn't possible. If the document is largely text, a 'normal' PDF like the one produced on IE will often have a smaller file size.

    If the size of the PDF produced by Edge is a problem, use the Save as PDF printer driver instead. This will be very like the one produced on IE. There are very few situations where using the Save as PDF driver in Edge isn't to be preferred.

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