“Lee-Anne we’re not very technically savvy. Could you send us just the agenda from the learning resources PDF package you just sent?” said a client to me recently.
Perfect timing I thought, as I was writing this post.
- Need to take out one or more pages from a PDF document like my client?
- Want to send a PDF but its file size is bigger than the Sahara desert?
- Need to sign a PDF but don’t want the hassle of printing it off and then scanning and resending?
- In a pickle and need to unlock a PDF?
Smallpdf has your back.
This free, easy peasy online tool has saved my bacon many a time. I always share loads of resources with workshop participants but I don’t want to clog up the intertubes with massive file sizes so I use it to reduce the file size. (PowerPoint presentations are especially good at being astonishingly huge file sizes until Smallpdf gets its hands on them.)
This tool covers anything you can think of needing to do with a PDF. A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G.
Here are 18 ways to use it
- Compress files (reduce their sizes)
- Convert (word, PowerPoint, excel)
- PowerPoint to PDF
- PDF to PowerPoint
- Jpg to PDF
- PDF to jpg
- Excel to PDF
- PDF to excel
- Delete PDF pages
- Edit PDF
- Word to PDF
- PDF to word
- Merge PDFs
- Split PDF
- Rotate a PDF
- ESign a PDF
- Unlock a PDF
- Protect a PDF
In addition to bringing loads of ease, there are a couple of other bonuses when you start using SmallPDF.
By decreasing file sizes you send by email you make the file accessible to more people who don’t necessarily have easy access to the Internet and/or have to pay outrageous prices for said intertubes.
If you’re a Gmail user, smallpdf is now built right into your email options. Seriously, poof, poof, poof!
So next time you’re tempted to pitch a tantrum over a PDF pickle, simply fire up smallpdf.com. Poof! Problems solved.
Now go on and learn, laugh and lead, while I send this post to my lovely client mentioned at the beginning.
- Click here to start the smallpdf magic.
Seriously, this tool will make you feel like you’re walking on water.
Give smallpdf a whirl and then share this post with someone who could use that magic too.