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Compress PDF files freely with PDFLab
Authored by: adroitboy on May 11, '06 08:21:59AM

I believe you can also do this when saving your PDF without a trip to the colorsync utility. When in the print dialog box, before choosing "Print to PDF..." Click on Copies and Pages and select Colorsync instead. Then select the Reduce File Size option. Now "Print to PDF..." and you will have a much smaller file - especially when pictures/graphics are involved.



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Compress PDF files freely with PDFLab
Authored by: friedmaj on May 11, '06 09:02:00AM

I just tried this by printing this very macosxhints page to a pdf, either the usual way or via the Colorsync -> Reduce file size option. The result:
Straight to pdf: 188K
Colorsync -> Reduce file size: 300K

I'm not exactly impressed with the "compression".



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Compress PDF files freely with PDFLab
Authored by: morespace54 on May 11, '06 11:13:40AM

I know it sounds dumb but I just can't find that option in ColorSync...



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Compress PDF files freely with PDFLab
Authored by: Swordfish on May 11, '06 03:04:43PM

you have to select "Reduce File Size" from the filter pop-up menu....



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