Thursday, May 7, 2009

Convert and compress document to PDF...


I always facing problem when converting documents (word, excel, etc...) to PDF format, especially if the original file is big and full of images. I normally use CutePDF , because it's free and easy to use. But it does not support compression, so file as big as 50MB would end up 45-50MB in PDF format.... File this big won't pass my email... either for sending or receiving.

Then I found this amazing free software; primoPDF. It is like CutePDF, but it do more by putting additional feature, ... data compression. This is the file converter that I been looking, first it's free and downloadble from the Internet... and second, it can compress document.... to quarter of it's size... depending on the quality setting you want.

I having trouble when receiving report  document, prepared with 140MB file size. I need to send it across the street or province or across the continent... I need more manageable small size file.

And primoPDF can do it, easily and free....

3 comments:

GraFiQuE said...

send email pakai gmail arr.. leh antor simpan dan antor file besor! (tapi hanya gmail gak yg leh terima fail besor)

ehehe

send ler that files to me gak!

memckinney said...

If you are looking to compress pdf documents in high volume, I recommend downloading LuraTech's PDF Compressor. Their pdf compression tool includes ABBYY OCR and outputs to PDF/A, and ISO standard for long-term archiving. It may be overkill for what you're looking to do, but it may be worth a try. Feel free to ask me any questions on my blog: Mark McKinney

orangmuar said...

Thanks Mark for the info. For the time being primopdf is capable doing the task. Perhaps, once the data load increase, I might migrate to better application.