Optimizing PDF files (Windows only)

The Generate PDF service’s OptimizePDF operation optimizes PDF files by reducing their size. The result of this conversion is PDF files that may be smaller than their original versions. This operation also converts PDF documents to the PDF version specified in the optimization parameters.

Optimization settings specify how files are optimized. Here are example settings:

  • Target PDF version

  • Discarding objects such as JavaScript actions and embedded page thumbnails

  • Discarding user data such as comments and file attachments

  • Discarding invalid or unused settings

  • Compressing uncompressed data or using more efficient compression algorithms

  • Removing embedded fonts

  • Setting transparency values

Optimization does not use Adobe PDF settings.

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