Scanned PDF Files
PDF files in general are bulky and occupy a large amount of space in your hard disk. Documents scanned to PDF files require very minimal storage space. They can easily be mailed as attachments and there is no need to fax them. To shrink a scanned PDF file is very easy and can be done in some simple steps.
How to Shrink a Scanned PDF File
Any paper document can be scanned using a normal scanner. The user doesn’t have much to do. Just insert the paper into the scanner, click the required button in the user interface and that’s it. The document is displayed on computers in a PDF format. Once the document is scanned, the user can shrink the scanned PDF file by using the ‘Save As’ command instead of ‘Save’. This saves some space as the data is directly overwritten on the existing one, instead of adding the changes to the original’s characteristics. Images, use of sophisticated fonts and graphics contribute a lot to the PDF file’s size. Hence before one actually shrinks the scanned PDF file he/she must be aware of what constitutes the file. Another important point to be kept in mind is that every 10 Named destinations occupy 1KB of memory. So the unwanted named files must be deleted then and there, so that they do not add on to the space. Shrinking a scanned PDF file can also be carried out using compressing and PDF shrinking software available on the internet!
Advantages of Shrinking a Scanned PDF File
There are many advantages of shrinking a scanned PDF file. It removes unused elements, metadata, bookmarks, thumbnails, comments, etc. from the file. A shrunk, scanned PDF file is extremely compact to be transferred or uploaded on the server. In today’s world no one has the time to wait for huge files to get attached to their mail or to save them to their computer. In such a situation the compressed PDF file proves to be extremely efficient. So go ahead and shrink your scanned PDF files to enjoy the benefits of productive file management!