Reducing .pdf size
December 19, 2012 8:51 AM Subscribe
Is there a failsafe way to make a pdf smaller?
posted by kettleoffish to Technology (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, I have these tools! A macbook, the internet, Preview. There are some online sites for doing this for free, but I've noticed that it's a one-shot thing. If the pdf is still too big, there's no way to go in and make it smaller than the one-reduced file.
There are also a lot of instructions online, including here, but some of the methods seem to refer to programs or versions of programs that are not on my computer (Adobe, etc.). Or it might reduce in Quartz but still be too big, and then won't reduce again. Is there a failsafe way to do this, when a deadline is coming up and the pdf just needs to get small enough to send? Creative ways are fine.
Thanks for any tips!