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> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Andrew Hankinson

> I don't know of anything similar for PDFs, since they're not really
> designed to render a portion of the document without downloading the
> entire thing.

The "linearized" form of PDF is designed to do just that:  permit a PDF viewer to display the first page while still downloading the rest of the document.  

The "pdfopt" utility, which I believe installs with ghostscript, will do this from the command line.  Alternatively you can save a PDF with "fast web view" enabled in Acrobat Professional.  There are surely other ways to create a linearized PDF, but those are the methods I've used.

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