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jamblebee 23. Nov 2009 03:16 AM

How to convert PDF File into smaller size?
 
I have a 5 MB PDF file, I need it to convert into something smaller. I only have PDF Reader, I have no Adobe Acrobat or whatever. What is the best way to do that? What is the best way to convert it into smaller size?

kendall.a 23. Nov 2009 05:53 AM

You could try zipping it. That might shrink it if you are looking to email it.

Anupam 23. Nov 2009 07:24 AM

You may find something of use here :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/cont...-pdf-tools.htm

Jojo Yee 23. Nov 2009 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamblebee (Post 16970)
I have a 5 MB PDF file, I need it to convert into something smaller. I only have PDF Reader, I have no Adobe Acrobat or whatever. What is the best way to do that? What is the best way to convert it into smaller size?

Free PDF Compresser can compress your pdf file to a smaller size but not much, based on my working on the last free version 1.12. The new version 2.0 is renamed Nice PDF Compressor which is shareware.

If your pdf file contains high quality images which can result in a large pdf file size, try to use a virtual pdf printer to print the file into another pdf file in lower quality. This will significantly reduce the file size. I am able to reduce a 2.2 MB pdf file to a mere 68 KB pdf file for email.

To do so, you can try to install our top pick PDF virtual printer such as Bullzip PDF Printer.
After installing the software, follow these steps:

1. Open up your pdf file in a pdf viewer.
2. Select "Print" to print the pdf file.
3. Choose "Bullzip PDF Printer" as your virtual printer and click OK to print.
4. Change Quality from "Default" to "Screen" from the drop-down menu, and give a new pdf file name.
5. Click the "Save" button.
6. Check if the size of the new pdf file has been reduced. :cool:

jamblebee 27. Nov 2009 02:57 AM

Actually, I was asking to change a PDF file (in MB) into a PDF File (in KB) I just used a trial version of Adobe Acrobat. What I want is a freeware. Thanks for replies.

Jojo Yee 27. Nov 2009 03:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamblebee (Post 17193)
Actually, I was asking to change a PDF file (in MB) into a PDF File (in KB)...

Yes, that's exactly what I did. Print a PDF file (in MB) via a virtual PDF printer, which will create a new PDF file (in KB, as mentioned earlier).

I use PDF printer quite often. Just to differentiate, a physical printer prints a file to paper, a 'virtual' PDF printer prints any document (including PDF file itself) into a file in PDF format. You need to open the PDF file in a reader, select "Print" and choose "Bullzip printer" as the printer to print the document. The printed file is saved in a harddisk without a piece of paper.

This serves the purpose of changing a PDF file into another PDF file in a smaller size, at zero cost, without the need to pay for Acrobat, expensive commercial software.

aishakay 24. Jan 2012 04:02 PM

Hi,
I have used bullzip as suggested above, but it saves the new file with the extension ".ps" What should i do to save it as pdf? does not offer this option during the diagol box steps..

Thanks in advance

jim 24. Jan 2012 04:06 PM

http://www.go2pdf.com/ps-to-pdf.html

Anupam 24. Jan 2012 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aishakay (Post 67699)
Hi,
I have used bullzip as suggested above, but it saves the new file with the extension ".ps" What should i do to save it as pdf? does not offer this option during the diagol box steps..

What jim is suggesting, that you might not have the Ghostscript software installed, which converts .ps to .pdf. You can install it from here :

http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/

Pee2 06. Jun 2012 01:33 PM

I Just wanted to say thank you! Just Used bullzip and it' awsome! Made my day ;o)

Pee


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