• How to compress pdf?

    Natalya Kosenko
    Natalya Kosenko
    September 18, 2014
    How to compress pdf?

    The pdf format is primarily used for displaying printed products in electronic form and storing scanned copies. The size of a pdf document depends on several parameters: the quantity and quality of the images it contains, the fonts used and the way the document is compressed.

    The smaller the file size, the easier it is to store it on the media and send it by e-mail. Let's talk about how to compress the pdf-file to the minimum size with the maximum preservation of quality.

    How to compress a finished pdf-file: ways

    If you are dealing with a ready-made pdf-file, its size can be reduced using:

    • Archiving programs (and others). Please note that the document format will be different.
    • A program that contains a function that allows you to compress the pdf-file to a smaller size. In this version of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader should be the same. The same program provides the ability to optimize a pdf-file, removing unnecessary components from it, for example, embedded fonts.
    • Programs for working with pdf-files).
    • Special online services:, and others.

    How to create a minimum size pdf file

    If you create the pdf file yourself, scan the document in a lower dpi resolution (less than 200 for a text document and 300 for a document containing images).

    When converting a pdf-file of MS Word format using programs or change the dpi-resolution at the exit from the program.

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