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Swiss-based Balesio takes the knife to PDF files

Screws them down to less than half the size

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Swiss-based file compressor Balesio has added PDF file compression to its space reduction capabilities for Microsoft Office and image files.

Balesio's FILEminimizer Server software, uses a native format optimisation process, effectively recoding how data is stored in PDF target files without altering its format.

This means the files can be read by the originating application without having to be converted by a reader application first.

It suggests PDF files can be compressed between 50 and 90 per cent depending on their content. This implies PDF file storage needs can be at least cut in half. Balesio's new software works with PDF scans "born-digital" PDF files, and print-ready PDF files and has been tested to work in virtualised environments.

The FILEminimizer Suite for Desktops is a bundle that "compresses Microsoft Office files, PDF files, image files and already zipped PowerPoint, Word and Excel files. [It] integrates into Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes." ®

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