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Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by TDA, Nov 8, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

  1. TDA

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    Can anyone recommend a program / app that will compress PDF files? It seems that PDF scanners produce overly large and unwieldy documents (6 - 8 mbs) which are a pain when it comes to sending them by email.

    I see a number of free online compressors, but am wary of anything which doesn't have a cost attached to it.
     

  2. TH63

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  3. Ring Peace

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    7zip is free
     
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    I'm fairly sure that a PDF won't compress much ,about 20% tops I think.
    Another shout for 7zip :thumbup:
     
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    I can't understand why the documents are such large files. Something scanned as a JPEG is much more manageable.
     

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    PDF's are dicks, always hated working with the awkward fuckers.
     
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    Like Poles in that respect. :coat:
     
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    You can't turn PDFs off & on again.
     
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    The question though is why do you want to compress them? Is it just for achiving or do you still need to access them?

    What operating system are you using too?
     
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    In connection with our business, I regularly have documents scanned and sent to me that may well have to be emailed on elsewhere. I also receive completed pro-forma certificates that may also have to be forwarded. As I said, the size of these PDFs are 6 - 8 mbs each, so I if I need to send half a dozen somewhere, it both takes time to transmit and recipients sometimes reject such large attachments.

    If the scans were JPEGs, then they would easily be compressed to kbs, so I was wondering if I could do similar with PDFs.
     

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    Upload the documents to a cloud service such as Google Drive or Dropbox and then all you have to do is give the recipients a link so they can download the documents.
     
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    Or Zip them all up together and use WeTransfer. Think below a certain size limit (which is quite generous) it's free to use.

    :rhys:
     

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    Or simply call the recipients and verbally describe the contents of each PDF over the phone.
     
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    Pretty Damn Fucked if I'm honest.
     
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    Why do you care? You're not going to run out of storage or bandwidth