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Reducing PDF File Size

For online viewing only
For documents that contain common font types only

 

For online viewing only


If your PDF is only intended for online viewing on a computer monitor, you can:

  • Reduce (Downsize) the resolution of all the bitmap images used in your document to 96 dpi (see the screen shot below). This will further reduce the PDF file size. But be aware that at 96 dpi, the bitmap image may not look very good when printed out on paper, but it is good enough for online viewing.
  • Reduce the bitmap image quality by selecting JPEG and use the slider to reduce the quality (see the screen shot below).


 

For documents that only contain common font types


For documents that contain common font types only (i.e. Fonts that most computers have, such as Times Roman , Arial, Courier), you can safely disable the font-embedding option by selecting "Don't embed" under the "TrueType Font Embedding" (see the screen shot below). This will further reduce the PDF file size. But be aware that the PDF may not display or print properly in the computers that do not have the required fonts.
 
For most cases, we recommend you to use the default option, which is "Embed (subset)". It means that easyPDF Printer embeds the Fonts into the PDF output, but only for the characters used in the document. This option produces a reasonably sized PDF which can be displayed and printed correctly from any computer. As an example, you can download this Japanese PDF and open it in your computer. Even though your computer doesn't have any Japanese fonts, it can still display and print the PDF correctly because the required Japanese fonts had already been embedded in the PDF itself.

 

 

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