How to optimize a PDF

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How to optimize a PDF

  1. 1. How to Optimize a PDFPREPARED BY @THEOFANNING02.16.11 1
  2. 2. Overview๏ What is a PDF?๏ G.I.G.O.๏ It starts with an export๏ Optimizing with Acrobat๏ Final thoughts 2
  3. 3. What is a PDF? 3
  4. 4. A brief HistoryPDF (Portable Document Format) is a file formatdeveloped by Adobe as a means of distributingcompact, platform-independent documents. It issuperficially similar to HTML; a PDF documentmay contain images and text, as well ashyperlinks. However, as PDF is based on avariant of PostScript, each document is self-contained, packing text, graphics, and fonts intoa single file. 4
  5. 5. Garbage in. Garbage out. 5
  6. 6. Some helpful document creation tips๏ Start with quality • If your images look bad before you start, they will get worse after optimization๏ Bigger isn’t always better • Don’t enlarge your images or art larger than their original size๏ Stick with the tried and true • Use trusted image formats (jpg, gif, png, tiff) • PDF images often have other data that can get corrupted 6
  7. 7. It starts with an export 7
  8. 8. Three ways to export your file as a PDF๏ Print as PDF๏ Save as PDF๏ Export as PDF 8
  9. 9. Print as PDF๏ Pro: This works in most programs๏ Con: Not a lot of control 9
  10. 10. Save as PDF๏ Pro: This works in most programs๏ Con: Not a lot of control 10
  11. 11. Export as PDF๏ Pro: More options and control๏ Con: Not always an option 11
  12. 12. Optimizing with Acrobat 12
  13. 13. Two ways to optimize your PDF with Acrobat๏ Easy way — reduce file size๏ Better way — PDF optimizer 13
  14. 14. Reduce file size 14
  15. 15. PDF optimizer 15
  16. 16. PDF optimizer 16
  17. 17. Final Thoughts 17
  18. 18. This can happen to youEven if you follow these simplesteps, programs (like Keynote) stillhave little issues with exportingcertain features and functions. 18
  19. 19. Thank you 19

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