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Old 22. Aug 2012, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know of a free program to reduce the size of PDF files. I already tried
Free PDF Compressor V1.12 but it reduces the size just a couple of MB in other cases it actually increases the size

Also, I tried to print the file using a pdf printer, although it reduced the size, it made the file unsearchable

What I want is to reduce the space my pdf files take in my disk without zipping the files.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me.

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Old 23. Aug 2012, 04:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Also, I tried to print the file using a pdf printer, although it reduced the size, it made the file unsearchable
If your original pdf file is text searchable, the printout from a pdf printer usually maintains such text content which is searchable. See also this article for a good PDF Writer.

But if the text is already in the form of an image, for example, in a scanned pdf document, a pdf printer won't convert an image to text other than changing the image resolution to make the file size smaller, and such text remains unsearchable unless you apply an OCR solution.

Hope this helps.

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