Yesterday I tweeted and posted on Facebook (simultaneously using Tweetdeck), “how do I compress a PDF file?” and within minutes the answers were flooding in on Twitter and Facebook. First of all, it’s really nice to have such helpful followers and friends. What’s interesting is that they all had different methods.
To address my own question, Dropbox is the obvious method for me because I store ALL of my files in my Dropbox. However, I have found people don’t like opening links to access information. (This is how I work too.) In my situation yesterday morning, it was imperative the recipient see the PDF powerpoint file, and I wasn’t positive he would take the time to open the file if it wasn’t readily available.
Other solutions people suggested to reduce the size of file compromised the images. Thankfully, my friend Steve hopped on the case immediately and solved my problem without me having to fuss with it anymore. I’m not sure how he did it, and I didn’t care with a deadline looming. What was nice, and what the point of this post is, if you ask your friends and followers for help, someone will gladly lend a hand if they can.
With over 4,000 followers and 2,000 friends, my pool of resources is bigger than most. But if you only have a few, that means they truly care about you so you’re probably more likely to get an answer.
Don’t sweat the small stuff, just tweet for help! Thanks to all of my people who responded!