How to Resize a PDF Document
Resizing a PDF document is relatively simple since most applications come with simple and efficient GUI that enables the user to resize PDF document by following simple steps. These applications help the user's to make decisions regarding the configuration of the PDF document. The output is based on the user's preference from the options available. There are several applications available in the market which helps the user to resize the PDF file considerably smaller, for example from 18 MB to 800KB. The maximum compressing size of most types of PDF documents vary from 10% to 90% of their original size.
What Elements are Removed while Resizing a PDF Document
What are Methods
The PDF document can be resized by using formulas and algorithms. These algorithms can be divided into lossy algorithm and lossless algorithm depending on the way it works on the file. In a lossless algorithm the document is resized without any lose of any information. The reduced document can be restored to the original without losing the quality or information. This type of resizing is useful in compressing program files and archiving masterpieces. On the other hand the lossy algorithm filters out information in the document and discards some data to make the document smaller. This works well for regular image and sound files. However, in the worth mentioning here that the discarded data is lost forever. So when restored, these documents do not render the same quality or clarity.