Making PDF Documents Smaller
PDF files are one of the best formats for use on the internet. Users can load a lot of information on the files including images, data and charts and then create presentations on the files. PDF files are incredibly true to how they have been created resulting in detailed images. PDF files can be printed out exactly how they are created resulting in a true copy. As a result, graphic illustrators and artists can create art work on the files and then send PDF file direct to clients without getting hard copies sent by hand. But this same advantage turned into a disadvantage as users created data heavy files. These took a large amount of time to attach to emails and an equally large amount of time to download. Creators then realized that making PDF documents smaller was the only way to ensure that the files could be sent over the internet.
Tips and Tricks to Reduce PDF File Size
If you aren't still sure of how to send PDF files over the internet then here are a few simple tips to help you out. After you've finished editing the file, remember to use the SAVE AS option to save your file. This is because in ADOBE PDF files edits are added to the ending of the document in the form of appendices. But when you save the file in the SAVE AS option, changes are updated into the file format and an automatic file compression process takes place.
What Do You Need to Know About Reducing PDF File Sizes?
Another important point you have to remember is that you have to unembed fonts present in the PDF file to make PDF document smaller. Each font can occupy as much as 40K of space on your file when you prepare it. But almost every user has several fonts already present and embedded on their systems. Removing the fonts will not affect the quality of your file and even if the client does not have the fonts: ADOBE will display the file in another convenient font. After you've done all the changes you can, check file space and size by running a PDF optimizer to find out where your file is occupying so much space.