PDF is one of the most commonly used file formats, as it is most convenient to work with. Even before compressing, PDF files find various uses. However, for activities like downloading content from the web, uploading files as web pages or even sending documents as email attachments, its better to use a compressor tool that resizes a PDF file. This decreases the size of the PDF and its speed is considerably increased. Downloading and uploading time also comes down thereby saving money for the user.
When you resize a PDF, you tend to keep the original quality but end up with a reasonably smaller file size of the original document. This reduces the time spent on recreating each and every file individually and then uploading them. There are various factors which must be kept in mind before one resizes a PDF. They affect the quality of the resized file too. These are the level of resizing done, the Acrobat version present in the computer, the number of fonts used in the PDF file and the image format of the file that is being resized. These are the major things that affect the resizing process. The steps one should follow in Adobe Acrobat to resize a PDF are:
1) Choose File -> Print Setup -> select paper size under size: section.
2) Go to File -> print and set Page scaling to Fit to printer margins
After doing this one can observe that their file size is reduced. The reduction depends on the software used. Some software reduces PDFs to 1/10th of the original size whereas some can reduce the PDF file to almost 1/100th of its original size. The person also has to remember to use minimum number of fonts while resizing. The use of standard, subset fonts are preferred as they are easily recognizable by the optical character recognition (OCR) software. On the other hand, when you resize a PDF file containing images, the file gets resized to a smaller amount than the files without images. The user may have to sacrifice image quality while resizing documents with pictures in them.