Reducing PDF File Size – Kicking off a Month of Acrobat at IT Training & Education

Starting one week from today and continuing for the next 4 Tuesdays after that, IT Training & Education will be presenting a variety of Acrobat topics.  In the video at the bottom of this blog post, we will cover how to reduce the file size of a PDF, but check out the rest of our topics:

June 15th 1:30 – 3:00pm (online) – Using Acrobat Scanning Tools to Create a Course Packet – In this session, I will cover how to use Acrobat scanning tools with a simple course packet as an example.  However, these skills can translate to anyone who needs to scan in and work with documents.  We’ll cover Fair Use, how to scan in Acrobat, optimizing the scanned document, adding a watermark, and securing the document. Check for details and to sign up for an e-mail reminder.

June 22nd Noon-1pm (Online and in person in IUB CG2063) – PDF Portfolios in Acrobat 9 – In this session, I’ll show you how to store a myriad of different file types(Word, Excel, video, audio, graphics, and more) into a single PDF Portfolio, which can be read by Acrobat Reader which can extract the original files, and retain their original formats. This PDF Portfolio can be used to e-mail a package of documents without zipping, or adding multiple attachments to one document. This session will be both online and available in person. Check the links to sign up for an e-mail reminder.

June 29th – 1:30-3:30pm (IUB Library IC103 – This session is only available on the IUB campus) – Acrobat 9: Enhancing Electronic Documents (click link to sign up) – In this session, I’ll take you through the basics of putting together a single long PDF document from a group of other individual documents.  We’ll cover page numbering, features like links, security, and accessibility.  Anyone putting together a large document (like a dissertation) should take notice.

July 6th – 1:30-4:30pm (IUB Library IC103 – This session is only available on the IUB campus) – Acrobat 9: Forms for Data Collection(click link to sign up) – If you’ve ever needed to convert a paper form into an electronic form, or needed to take a quick electronic survey, then this workshop is for you.  In this session, we’ll learn how to create a PDF form, which will allow you to gather data quickly and effectively, and retrieve the data in a standard format to move to your database of choice.

July 13th – 1:30-3:00pm (online) – Send and Collaborate Live with Acrobat 9 – Finally, in this session, I’ll cover how to create a workspace in Acrobat with up to 3 people that you can use to comment on and markup a shared PDF in realtime.  We’ll also look at some of the tools available on  Click here to sign up for an e-mail reminder.

And finally, to whet your appetite for Acrobat, I’ve created this video to show you a quick and easy way to reduce your PDF file size.  The PDF format stores graphics, fonts and text, so it can create large files.  In some cases, this method can reduce your PDF size by 25%. Enjoy, and I hope to see you at some of our training sessions over the next 5 weeks.

Using Acrobat 9 to Reduce the File Size of your PDF


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