Compress PDF file for upload to websites

April 19, 2011 at 15:46:55
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB/640GB
I need to compress a PDF file of 558KB to under 204,800B for upload to different websites. This is a repeat problem. I have two files...both are versions of my resume (2 pages for one and a short version of 1 page - 422KB). Both are too large for the limit of 204,800B. The receivers must be able to open the file with ease, as I doubt they will spend much time before deleting and moving on. Please help.

ASUS - Laptop - 15.6" Display
4GB Memory / 640GB Hard Drive
Intel® Core™ i3-380M processor
3MB L3 cache and 2.53GHz processor speed
Model: U52F-BBG6
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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April 20, 2011 at 12:51:52
If these sites are limiting the size of the resume file it sounds to me like they are looking for JUST one page. Pdf files are already in a compressed format. I suggest you cut down on the content in your resume to fit within their parameters if you actually wish to get hired.

They are asking for a file size no larger than 200KB (204,800B/1024=200KB). That is a lot of text.

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April 26, 2011 at 12:14:01
True, It is a lot of text; however, my one page version isn't much smaller. I even tried to use a snapshot. Thank you for responding.

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April 26, 2011 at 12:21:58
I appreciate your offer of a full version...what's the catch? I could be interested and don't mind experimenting, however, without a job in place, I can't afford to break/ruin something that I can't afford to laptop and/or OS. I also thank you for the response.

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April 26, 2011 at 13:33:23
You should never except anything from someone you don't know.
bernard andre appears to only have one post; todays.

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
Sorry no tech support via PM's

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April 26, 2011 at 14:05:15

How did you make those PDF files? If you have a single spaced page of text it shouldn't be more than 25KB per page.

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June 9, 2011 at 01:38:28
i have the same prolem. attaching my CV which I had to print . doc format and then scan to pdf. It;s 4 pages and 3,10 MB. whar am I doing wrong

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June 9, 2011 at 04:41:27

You scanned the doc as an image instead of converting it to pdf. Newer versions of MS Word can save or convert documents to pdf.

What version did you use? If you don't have that option then get a free utility to convert text files to pdf format. No scanning required.

Should scanning be required you need to use Optical Character Recognition software to convert the scanned image back to text. This is the long tedious route.

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June 9, 2011 at 06:07:18
thanks, computers are always tedious unless you know what your doing.

I sorted the problem - the dpi setting on the scanner was at 300. i changed it to 100 (the lowest it would let me go) and bingo 3 MB down to 450 kb, compress and zip down again to 360. still big, but at least I can send it. I read this part earlier in the piece, and dashed home to try it

I downloaded 2 different compress programs by the way neither of them worked any better than win zip. Thanks for your help. So thanks all I found this forum really useful. I'll be back.

ps is there a free download to convert .doc and .pub to pdf ?

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June 9, 2011 at 06:13:40
I have an old version of windows XP on my laptop I bought new in Indonesia - for sure its a copy, not much choice I live in Indo, and there no up dates, oops. My scanner is useing nuance paper port - very basic, but nice to use.

even when I save the file from paperport save as to my docs the file size doubles have you heard of this before

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June 9, 2011 at 08:46:08
Yes I know the pdf format is going to be smaller. Word docs can be opened and manipulated. pdf is wysiwyg.

Googling for free pdf creator programs produced lots of hits. Below are two I thought might be useful. I have not used any of them.

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