Want to send or upload a PDF document, but it is too big to transfer? Got lots of PDF files taking up too much disk space, but all these files are too important to remove? Many people face a lot of problems every day about the stacking of files, especially those who have to deal with PDF files in their daily work. The PDF format is increasingly used in our work, life and learning. It is a very convenient format for storing our document data, but dealing with large size of PDF files is a headache.
Fortunately, the PDF Compressor official website is giving away their PDF compressing tool. As long as you use the following coupon at the “Promo Code” area of their homepage PDF Compressor, you can get the registration code immediately for free, and this PDF Compressor time-limited giveaway version is a full-featured edition. The giveaway will end on June 28, 2019
Well, after getting the registration code, how do we compress PDF files?
We will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to compress PDF files and reduce the PDF file size below. It will make your PDF files more compact and easy to use, and more convenient for transferring and uploading on the net.
How to compress PDF files and reduce PDF file size in 4 Steps
Step 1: Download and install PDF Compressor
By clicking on the download page on the PDF Compressor website, you will be directed to a new window which will display more detailed information about PDF Compressor, such as the version number, supported Windows operating system, and file size. Click on the download link below the information list and the download will begin immediately. The file is only 14 MB, so the downloading speed would be very fast in today’s network environment. Then we run the downloaded pdfcompressor.exe installation package file and follow the instructions to install the application.
Step 2: Add a PDF file
When the installation process completed, run PDF Compressor and click the “Add” button or the “Add Folder” button to add your PDF files. Or you can simply drag and drop your PDF files onto the file list to add.
Step 3: Select the PDF file type: Text PDF or Scanned PDF
What is the difference between the two PDF file types “Text PDF” and “Scanned PDF”? Text PDF is actually the common PDF file you can see everywhere. It is generated by a virtual printer or a text application. The text content of Text PDF files can be selected or copied directly. Scanned PDF files have completely different properties than Text PDF, and this type of files is all generated from images. Therefore, if you want to compress a Text PDF, select the “Text PDF” option in the “PDF Type” box, otherwise, select the “Scanned PDF”. The Text PDF type allows you to choose from 4 compression modes, “Best Quality”, “High Quality”, “Standard” and “Smallest File Size”. The Scanned PDF compression allows you to change the image compression quality and page resolution, so you can choose the appropriate compression by adjusting the Compression Quality slider or the DPI option. If you don’t know which option you should choose for the compressor, you can simply let the program run with the default settings.
Step 4: Start compressing!
Finally, click the “Start” button. The program will immediately start compressing your PDF files. Your PDF files will be compressed by PDF Compressor in a few seconds.
Q: A common question, why are compressed PDF files still large or larger than before?
A: This problem usually depends on the type of PDF you are trying to compress. You need to first check if your PDF file is a text PDF or a scanned PDF.
For Text PDF, the problem is because the PDF file was probably already compressed before. Some Text PDF files have been compressed by the PDF creating program once they are created. So the PDF file size compressed by PDF Compressor may not change.
For Scanned PDF files, if you choose a DPI value which is larger than the resolution of the image in the original file, or the compression quality is too high, you may also get a larger output file.
All in all, PDF files cannot be compressed twice. Once the PDF file is compressed, you cannot compress it again.