I’m pleased to say that Cites & Insights 6:5 is no longer a bloated PDF–it’s down from 590K to 330K (not bad, given that the HTML is 218K, without embedded typefaces, bookmarks, and all that jazz).
Not only should it now load as rapidly as any 28-page issue, it should also render as rapidly–something related to the bloat was causing Page 1 to take a long time to render.
I hope this problem will stay solved. I basically fiddled with the Word .dot template for C&I (if you really want to know, moving the banner out of the page header and into the document proper; more details on request if you’re that obsessive…)
We shall see. It’s still a peculiar issue; trimming the PDF doesn’t change that!