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TIP 138: Optimizing Your PDF Documents

Some projects are quite involved. You may have had a few rounds of reviewing, and dozens of comments have been applied. You may have received a document from a user less skillful in the construction of source documents and the resolutions of images may be too high for your intended use of the document. You may have embedded a movie in several renditions and then changed your mind and deleted most of them… the list can be almost endless.

Save It Again

One of the simplest ways to reduce file size is to save a file as itself. If you have been working with a document—for example, adding and removing pages—the file is saved on top of itself each time you save it, and these iterations can really add up to a huge file size. Choose File > Save As. In the Save As dialog, leave the name as is and click Save. A prompt asks if you want to overwrite the file; click Yes. The file is resaved, and content is consolidated. You may be surprised how much smaller the file becomes!



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