Basic Things to Remember When Compressing
You can minimize a large PDF file by compressing it. But before you learn how to compress there are a few things you should keep in mind. Compressing beyond a certain level is not advisable because the document content will lose its quality. So you should know exactly to what extent you are compressing. For a PDF image a compression ratio of 50% is sufficient. While compressing you should take into account the version of the PDF file because PDFs of higher versions tend to compress more. So you should be careful not to overshoot. The file size is affected by the way it is embedded. It is also affected by the font size in which the files are stored. So reducing font size is a good technique adopted to effectively minimize a large PDF file.
How to Minimize a Large PDF File
If you want to minimize a large PDF file, use a PDF compressor. These software are easy to handle. Open the application by right clicking it and then choosing Open. Input files to compress by using the Open command. Go to File and then to Open. In the Look In box that appears, navigate to the location of the file to compress by using the Browse button. Select the file and click the Open button. If you want to keep the original file as it is, open a copy of the file. Click on the arrow beside the Open button and choose Open a Copy. The file name shows in the list of Input Files. Set the compression parameters as per your preference. Select an output folder to save your compressed files in and press Compress.
Where to Find a Software to Minimize a Large PDF File
Tools and utilities to minimize PDF files are available at many websites that sell them or simply give them away for free. If you are lucky you might find a good freeware that suits your needs. Go to a website owned by a trusted manufacturer and check if they are offering a freeware version. If you can find one, download it.