Thursday, November 04, 2010

HOWTO : Compress PDF on Ubuntu

Ricardo Ferreira maintain/develop a very nice Nautilus script to compress and optimize PDF files. We are going to show you how to install and use it.

Step 1 :

Make sure zenity and ghostscript are installed. If not, please install them.

sudo apt-get install zenity ghostscript

Step 2 :

cd ~/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts
tar zxvf Compress-PDF-1.1.tar.gz

Step 3 :

Locate a PDF file, right click on it. Select "script" and "Compress PDF" on the menu.

A window will popup and just select "Default" and click "OK".

Wait for a while and the compressed PDF will be created accordingly.

That's all! See you!