Results 1 to 9 of 9

Math Help - how to make the PDF file smaller

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    7

    how to make the PDF file smaller

    Hi,

    I'm kind of new to Latex, but was still able to write a paper using TexWork software.

    My problem is that the PDF file I create it too big. For 73 pages with some figures (just 10 kb png files) it's about 800 kb.

    I need it to be much smaller, even if it reduce the resolution of it. I saw some codes to convert it, but not sure how to use them, the way I created the PDF was with the TexWork feature.

    It's very urgent.

    Thank you very much,
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  2. #2
    Super Member Failure's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2009
    From
    Zürich
    Posts
    555
    Quote Originally Posted by yaron View Post
    Hi,

    I'm kind of new to Latex, but was still able to write a paper using TexWork software.

    My problem is that the PDF file I create it too big. For 73 pages with some figures (just 10 kb png files) it's about 800 kb.

    I need it to be much smaller, even if it reduce the resolution of it. I saw some codes to convert it, but not sure how to use them, the way I created the PDF was with the TexWork feature.

    It's very urgent.

    Thank you very much,
    Ideally, you could do without raster images and use vector graphics instead (LaTeX pictures, Metapost, TikZ/PGF, and the like); vector graphics also looks much, much better when printed out on paper.

    Can you compress those png figures still more, using some tool like pngcrush, or make some of them grayscale instead of color images, maybe that would help?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  3. #3
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    7
    The figures I have are graphs that I created with MATLAB, I'm not sure how to do it with what you suggested. Also, when I take all the figures out, it still 600 kb.

    I think that there is a way to convert it in a way that will make it smaller file.

    thanks
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  4. #4
    Super Member Failure's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2009
    From
    Zürich
    Posts
    555
    Quote Originally Posted by yaron View Post
    The figures I have are graphs that I created with MATLAB, I'm not sure how to do it with what you suggested.
    I don't have access to MATLAB, so I cannot give you specific advice, but usually a CAS offers several different target formats for graphics export. You might be able to export that graphics as EPS, or as SVG.
    If you are using PdfLaTeX to compile your document you will have to convert that EPS file to a PDF: you could either use ImageMagick's convert utility for that, or install a (free) PDF printer on your system for that purpose. There are also SVG to PDF converters, I believe, but ImageMagick's convert cannot do that (at least it could not do it last time I checked).

    Also, when I take all the figures out, it still 600 kb.
    Well, ok, that means that optimizing the space requirements for those images will not give you much smaller PDFs. So the question is whether you are using any other funny feature of LaTeX that takes an inordinate amount of space. - I've currently no idea as to what that might be, except, perhaps, that you are using a great many different fonts, since (subsets of) the font files have to be stored in your PDF as well.

    I think that there is a way to convert it in a way that will make it smaller file.
    But note that, these days, 800KB is not that much data. I have here, right in front of me, lying on my desk, a very small memory stick that can store 16GB of data. That's more than 16'000 times the size of your file.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  5. #5
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    7
    thank for your reply. I know that 800kb it's pretty small, but the problem is that i'm trying to submit an application for something and want to attach a paper that i wrote, and they have a limit of 200kb for each file attached.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  6. #6
    MHF Contributor
    Prove It's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    11,829
    Thanks
    1602
    Quote Originally Posted by yaron View Post
    thank for your reply. I know that 800kb it's pretty small, but the problem is that i'm trying to submit an application for something and want to attach a paper that i wrote, and they have a limit of 200kb for each file attached.
    Couldn't you split it into four PDFs, each with 200kB?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  7. #7
    Super Member Failure's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2009
    From
    Zürich
    Posts
    555
    Quote Originally Posted by yaron View Post
    thank for your reply. I know that 800kb it's pretty small, but the problem is that i'm trying to submit an application for something and want to attach a paper that i wrote, and they have a limit of 200kb for each file attached.
    Wouldn't it be good enough to supply them with with a link to that PDF file, provided you can put it up somewhere on the net?
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  8. #8
    Newbie
    Joined
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    7
    o.k. i'll think about it,
    thanks
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

  9. #9
    Newbie
    Joined
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1

    Lightbulb make pdf file smaller

    Hi,
    The way to make the pdf files smaller is to split the PDF files into small number of files, i.e select the page from the large PDF file and split the selected page into new PDF file.
    To split the large PDF files you should go for a third party tool like PDF split tool. This tool works for large PDF files and split the PDF files into small PDF files by giving page range as the input to the tool and output will be the PDF file containing the selected page range. There are n number of PDF split tools in the market, but i can suggest you a best PDF tool which i choose from the bundle of the PDF split tools.I use this tool oftenly and my friends and colleagues also use this tool in there daily routine.They are very please from this tool.
    You can use SysInfoTools PDF Split. Try this tool and you will surely satisfy with its features and will surely be able to make your pdf files smaller.
    Follow Math Help Forum on Facebook and Google+

Similar Math Help Forum Discussions

  1. Prove that it is smaller than 6
    Posted in the Algebra Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: August 28th 2011, 02:11 PM
  2. smaller set: S/~ ?
    Posted in the Differential Geometry Forum
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 8th 2010, 06:16 AM
  3. Mat lab - Referencing M-file in another M-file
    Posted in the Math Software Forum
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: December 16th 2009, 03:53 AM
  4. Smaller Billboard
    Posted in the Geometry Forum
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 28th 2008, 07:49 AM

Search Tags


/mathhelpforum @mathhelpforum