Why Compress a PDF
PDF or Portable Document Format is the most common file format in the commercial world. However, due to the typical large size of PDF files people find it convenient to handle PDF files if they are compressed. Compression reduces the size of PDF files. It is much easier to handle a smaller sized file during file transmission and file information storage. Files of large size occupy a great deal of space on computer hard disks. This ultimately makes the computer slow, and in extreme cases the computer even freezes or hangs. A larger file takes more time to upload or download. If you are sending PDF files to someone via email, and if the size of the file is too large considering the speed of your internet connection, then the transmission process will take a long time. This can sometimes be really frustrating. For these reasons it is often wise to compress a PDF file.
How to Compress a PDF File
The easiest way to compress a PDF file is to do it by using a compressor. A PDF compressor is easy to use. Open the program after installing it on your computer. Add files to the Input Files list by using the Open command. Go to File> Open. From the Look In box, navigate to where the PDF files to be compressed are stored on your computer and select it. Click the Open button. The file name will be displayed in the Input Files column. You may add files to compress simply by dragging and dropping them into the interface of the compressor program. Once you have added the PDF files to the Input Files list, you can set the parameters for the compression process any way you choose. In the Output Folder field, choose a folder to save the compressed files in. You may create a new one specifically for these files. Press Compress.
There are some websites that provide safe and sometimes free software downloads. Just visit any of them and type "PDF compressor" in the search bar and hit Enter. Form the list, choose any good PDF compressor and download it.