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Large PDF files can provide a slow response in displaying content when the entire file must download before a requested page can be accessed. The BIG-IP® device provides the ability to display a requested page more quickly by using PDF linearization (optimization). PDF linearization prepares the PDF file for byte serving, which enables the BIG-IP device to provide individual pages to a client when it receives byte-range requests.
All PDF files are constructed in one of two formats:
When you enable PDF linearization, the BIG-IP device provides a linear PDF file, thus allowing expedient access to a requested page.