Acrobat Files: Why Compress Them?
In this era of information overload, more and more data is being crammed into acrobat files. Data may be of various types such as text, drawings, video, audio, images, 3D, links to web sites, photographs, etc. There is no limit to the various types of data that can be stored in acrobat files. As information increases, file sizes also increase. But, information is not meant to be stored; it must be disseminated, shared. How do users share information? They post their files to a web site, attach them to their emails, or save them to a disk. When sharing bulky acrobat files, the problem of file size arises. Efficient sharing of information requires files to be compressed and compact.
How to Compress an Acrobat File?
File compression options are embedded within the acrobat writing programs themselves. In order to compress an acrobat file, the first step is to launch the acrobat writing program. Then, the file to be compressed is opened. The document drop down menu will have a reduce-file-size option. Before selecting this option, the current size of the file is to be noted. Further, select the version of the acrobat reader with which the reduced file must be compatible from the make-compatible-with drop down menu. Finally, click the OK button and save the reduced file to a new filename. To see the size of the reduced acrobat file, one can use the explore option. This option can be used to view the reduced file also.
Where to Find Acrobat Compression Software?
A variety of compression software is available on the Web. They reduce the actual size of acrobat files by compressing video, text, and graphics. They also make files more compact by deleting unused objects, thumbnails, bookmarks, comments, etc. The good news is that there are several very effective compression products that are freely downloadable. Many such free products have attractive additional features too. For example, one such software has the added feature that a reduced acrobat file can be converted back to its original size, which can be converted into other file formats as required. Hence, price need not be a limiting factor in choosing the best option for your application.