One question concerning the size of the files stored in DT databases. I´m a DTPO user.)
I found that e.g. pdfs in a DT database are very small, say 60 kb or so. When I take this out of the database e.g. to the desktop, the created file is much bigger, for example 200 to 500 kb, but it could also be some MB.
Size of contents (including meta data) inside the database
External file size
But this will be unified in a future release anyway as this is more or less obsolete since DT Pro 1.1. This version simplified & unified the various import/index/link/copy/don’t copy options & commands.
Not exactly, no. There are not two ‘versions’ of the PDF file, only one; that PDF file is either external to the database (Index-captured) or copied into the database package file (Import-captured).
But DT has read the text content of the PDF, integrated it into the database Concordance, and holds metadata about that file (the stuff in the file’s Info panel). Think of it as the database’s “overhead” that now makes it possible to search the text, analyze the text content and perform AI functions such as Classify and See Also.