PDF Optimization - Adobe Acrobat

If you receive a PDF from your graphic designer and are not sure if it has been optimized then we recommend you follow these steps.

Step 1.

Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat

Step 2

Go to the "Advanced menu", select the Links option and then select the "Create from Urls in document" option.

Step 3

In the window that pops up, make sure "All pages" is selected and then click OK

Step 4

Select the "PDF Optmizer" option from the "Advanced Menu"

Step 5

In the window that opens select the "Images" option from the list on the left

Select the "Acrobat 5" from the "Make compatible with" option

Set the "pixel per inch" settings as highlighted in the image below

Step 6

Select the "Transparency" option from the list on the left

Select "Flatten Transparency" and set the options as inidicated in the image below.

Step 7

Select the "Discard Objects" option from the list on the left

Select all options

Step 8

Select the "Clean Up" option from the list on the left

Select the "Optimize the PDF for fast web view"

When you press OK you will be asked to enter a name for these settings. In future you can automatically load these settings by choosing the name you enter from the list of "Presets" at the top left of the window.