Optimize your PDFs
Learn how to split PDF pages with the Split & Extract feature in pdfDocs. It breaks your document sets up into single files via top-level bookmarks. Then, compress your PDFs to make them easier to share.
Reducing file size matters when sharing large and complex PDFs. pdfDocs allows you to reduce the file size by compressing or splitting a PDF. Optimize your PDFs via default settings or customized ones you create.
While it is possible to split a PDF manually by selecting pages and saving them separately, pdfDocs can automate the process, making it much faster. When you save your PDF, either in Single Document Mode or Organizer Mode, the Split & Extract feature offers four different ways to split a PDF. That includes splitting at a certain page number, per a select number of pages, at every x megabytes, or by top-level bookmarks. When you choose to separate PDF pages according to top-level bookmarks, pdfDocs will save the newly created PDFs with the bookmark name as the file name.
Working in Organizer Mode, you have an additional option when you choose Split in the Home ribbon. pdfDocs allows you to split a PDF within your current Organizer Project, or into separate, individual Organizer Projects. This is particularly useful if you have a large PDF that you want to break up and work on in sections.
The Split & Extract Email workflow in pdfDocs gives you the same options to split PDF pages, with the added step of creating an email to share the split files. You can choose to have a separate email for each split PDF, or one email with all split PDFs attached.
pdfDocs can optimize your PDFs to be small in size so they upload and download quickly and meet email file size limits. Splitting the PDF into separate files is one option - the other is to use compression.
Working in Single Document or Organizer Mode, users can select 'Optimize PDF' in the Edit ribbon. From there, they have the option to set up custom optimization settings or use the default (adaptive) compression settings. Custom settings include sliding scales for quality and size and options for converting color images to greyscale or monochrome. Define your settings once and pdfDocs will remember them for future use.