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    I have a multipage 25 meg PDF to email.
    Can someone please tell me how or a program I can use to shrink it to 2 or 3 megs? I dont want to spend $35 To buy pdfshrink for a 1time use.. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. TIA

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    The easiest way i find is right click on the file you want and then in the drop down menu *compress* and this will create a zip file for you in the same location. Then its just a matter of emailing that zip file

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    The easiest way i find is right click on the file you want and then in the drop down menu *compress* and this will create a zip file for you in the same location. Then its just a matter of emailing that zip file

    HTH

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    Thank you sir but all that did was give me a 19meg zip.. Anybody else please?

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    You can shrink with Preview, and do what TattooedMac suggested to get the file size down further.

    You can do this by opening Preview.
    Opening your document.
    File -> Save As...
    Format -> PDF.
    Under Quartz filter select "Reduce File Size."

    You should see something like this:

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    @OP PDF's are compressed as they are so trying to compress them further is hard to do ...

    Why not use something like DropBox . .

    Upload it to dropbox then email the URL to the sender ??

    Just another way of doing things.

    @ CR i thought of that as well but a 1.3mb PDF i just *reduced file size* to 3.2mb ?!?!?!? i dont know why either. I tried it multible times and same result, otherwise i was going to suggest that to the OP.


    Or in preview save each PDF page as a .jpeg and send them that way ??
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    Hi Crimson, doing what you just told me to try.. Made all the images in the PDF like GRAY SEPIA and now the file is 44 megs. Really really crazy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Why not use something like DropBox . .

    Upload it to dropbox then email the URL to the sender ??

    Just another way of doing things.

    @ CR i thought of that as well but a 1.3mb PDF i just *reduced file size* to 3.2mb ?!?!?!? i dont know why either. I tried it multible times and same result, otherwise i was going to suggest that to the OP.
    Or in preview save each PDF page as a .jpeg and send them that way ??
    I can upload a 25 page 25 meg PDF to drop box? Thanks for the suggestions Tattoo!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiamiHeatLuver View Post
    I can upload a 25 page 25 meg PDF to drop box? Thanks for the suggestions Tattoo!!
    No worries. Has been a saviour to me many a time. Dang i should of invited you to up my own Acct lol

    Glad it works

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    I dont know if it worked but I sent my client the drop box link I THINK?? lol If there is anybody else out there who knows how to shrink a 25 page 25 meg PDF so it is email worthy.. please chime in and let me know.. Kind Regards!

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    As you've found out shrinking the original will usually result in messed up graphics or other things..so if you DO have to create a large PDF that uses a lot of images and so on, you're better off retaining the size and using things like Dropbox.

    Dropbox gives you 2GB for free..just put the file there and then grab the Public Link to it and send that to your clients, they can then download the files from Dropbox directly and you can continue to house the files there..

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    Does your ISP not include some webspace with your package?

    You could simply upload it there and e-mail a link for the recipient to download the file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiamiHeatLuver View Post
    I dont know if it worked but I sent my client the drop box link I THINK??
    A simple way to know if the link works is to try it yourself. If it does, they should have no problem. Otherwise, ask them if it worked.
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    There are plenty of sites where you can share content via links. There are free places that allow 10gig of online storage for example, so you could always use those, but for this, Dropbox would be perfect, as TM said. 2 gig limit, so 25 meg won't even make a dent.
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