Q ? how do you make a pdf file smaller in size

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  1. brewerjerry

    brewerjerry Active Member

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    Hi All,
    How do you make a pdf file smaller in size,:oops:
    I have one to post but it is to big to upload.:oops:
    cheers
    Jerry
     
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    My guess would be to break it up into parts? You'd have to wait for Paul or someone else like Wojtek who knows this stuff.... sorry :oops:
     
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    If you have the program to bake PDF's then like 17 said break it up into smaller segments.
     
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    I use Adobe Acrobat version 8 to edit pdf files. Though its not exactly the cheapest software out there it does get the job done. Depending on the file size, rev program was made with and such depends on how much you can reduce a files size. Adobe has a built in file reducer that some times works and some time not depending on the file size. The web site allows you to upload up to 50 meg for a pdf file. Other wise you can try and send the file to me and I will see if I can break it up into smaller files. Time has been short for me as of late but could try.

    Hope this helps.
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    Hi All,
    Thanks for the advice I will see what i can do.
    cheers
    Jerry
     
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    That's just it. PDF editing/ Making software is not affordable to everyone.
     
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    Try loading the pdf into Winrar and compacting it. Then upload the .rar file instead of the pdf file. You should be able to reduce the size considerably that way.
     
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    Yeah I lucked out and got iit from a friend :D
     
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    You can buy software called Nitro PDF that will do the same job as Acrobat, and it is only $99USD.
     
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    Hi all,
    Thanks for the replies,

    But due to a reply post in the other thread I have started,
    I have to get the moderator clarification before posting more,

    Someone says there is a copyright on the manual I posted there.

    Even thou' in my pdf viewer, it shows nothing at all ....

    This is an excellent board so would hate to cause any problems for the mod's.

    Cheers
    Jerry
     
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    Sometimes opening the PDF file and then printing it as a PDF file reduces the file size.
     
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