PDF File Size Reduction
PDF files are one of the most common formats to be used on the internet. Adobe first created the file format to allow the US government an option of saving documents in exactly the format they were created in. The PDF file format did just that and it also retained the formatting placed into the electronic format. This quality made the file format easy to use for electronic presentation and even illustrations created by graphic artist. Over time elaborate fonts, detailed images and graphs were used to create PDF presentations and these increased the files sizes. But sending the same detailed PDF files over the internet became increasingly difficult due to the same file size. PDF file size reduction had to be carried out by the users to ensure that the files could be attached and sent over the internet through email.
What Can You Do to Reduce PDF File Sizes?
If you are experiencing the same problems then here are a few tips on how you can carry out PDF file size reduction easily. Umembedding fonts are one of the easiest methods of decreasing file size. Every PDF user has fonts already present on their system. You may have used several sizes and varieties of fonts in your created PDF file but before sending you can just as easily delete these fonts. This will not affect the quality of your created document. If the designated user does not have that font on his system, THE Reader software will still recreate the file in the fonts available on the system. You can unembed fonts by carrying out CTRL-CLICK for Windows users or SHIFT-CLICK for Mac OS users. Then select the fonts you want to remove and click the Unembed button. You can retain a simple list of common fonts by selecting the fonts and then clicking the RETAIN button.
PDF File Size Reduction: Tips and Tricks
Another easy way to carry out PDF file size reduction is by removing all bitmapped images and using vector based graphics instead. Vectors based graphics present better and occupy far lesser space on the PDF files. PDF file size reduction is possible by a few simple tricks and after you've completed reduction you can check file size by using a PDF OPTIMIZER. Here you will get an option to AUDIT SPACE USAGE tab to find out how much space has been used in your created PDF file.