Small PDF: Great Service Comes in a Small Package

Small PDF: Great Service Comes in a Small Package

Recently discovered Smallpdf and I am very much satisfied with their service. This prompted me to write the following article. I hope you may find the content helpful.

It’s been among my goals to publish my own eBook and was glad that I was able to accomplish this goal with the help of Canva. After carefully outlining, setting the text and images, I was able to download a PDF file of newly created eBook. I love Canva because of the freedom we can do with the document and the wide availability of images and design templates which we can use for the project.

However, I encountered a minor issue since the eBook was divided into several documents. This is because free Canva allows only 30 pages for one eBook and I need to create separate contents. Another issue encountered was the frequent stalling as I add more pages to the content. So I decided not to maximize the 30-page setting for Canva. All-in-all, I had 3 separate PDF documents for my eBook.

What is PDF?

Portable Document Profile or PDF is a file format developed by Adobe in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating system.

Although eBook is another file format, when we see eBook download online, we would oftentimes get a PDF file.

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We can use another platform to convert PDF file to an ePub Ebook format. But for this article, we will be talking about merging separate PDf file into one whole document.

What is SmallPDF?

SmallPDF is a product of Switzerland: the land of watches, banks, clean design, and high-quality workmanship. As per tradition, they craft their product to be reliable, secure and simple to use.

I heard about the site while I was making a research on how I could create an eBook. I watched a YouTube Video created by Jason Whaling and became interested in trying out the app.

The Process:

The process was simple and fast. I don’t even have to create an account. While on the site, I clicked on merge PDF file option and uploaded my saved files to the site. I don’t need to wait for long as everything was processed in a speedy manner. I downloaded the merged file and yes, my eBoook is ready for uploading in my own blog site.

Other Services Offered by SmallPDF:

Because of the great experience I had, I decided to write this simple article as a way of showing gratitude to the site.

Small PDF is also offering other services such as converting PDF files to other file formats such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and many others. They also accept converting other file formats into PDF file.

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Here is a Complete List of Services:

Convert and Compress

  • Compress PDF – reduce the size of a PDF
  • PDF Converter

Split and Merge

  • Spit PDF
  • Merge PDF

View and Edit

  • Edit PDF
  • Delete Pages
  • Rotate Pages

Convert From PDF

  • PDF to Word
  • PDF to Excel
  • Convert PDF to Powerpoint
  • PDF t JPEG

Convert to PDF

  • Word to PDF
  • Excel to PDF
  • PPT to PDF
  • JPG to PDF

Sign and Security

  • eSign PDF
  • Unlock PDF
  • Protect PDF

Is There a Limit in Using the Free Services?

Basically, any individual can use the platform for free. The site allows processing of two (2) documents using any of the tools. However, for heavy usage, we can opt to upgrade to a Pro account in as low as $6.00 per month which allows unlimited usage.

Additionally, a Desktop App may be downloaded for a free trial. During the trial, the app can be used for free. Upon expiration of the trial period, you may still use the PDf reader while those with Pro Account has unlimited access to the full service.

Payment Method:

SmallPDF accepts the following method of payment:

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Discover
  • JCB
  • American Express
  • Diners Club

Thank you for visiting and I hope this article has given you some worthwhile information that can be useful in whatever way possible. Please share.

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