Optimize pdf files for fast web view using command line

If you upload a pdf file to a server and want people who are going to reading it to view it by pdf fast web view, the file should be optimized for fast web viewing first. With fast web view, the web server sends only the requested page, rather than the entire pdf. This is especially important with large documents that can take a long time to download from a server. More importantly, the way to launch pdf fast web view is pretty simple by using Advanced PDF Tools Command Line, only three steps, see below.

First step—Downloading

Follow this link you will obtain Advanced PDF Tools


The whole package is just of 3.04 MB, making the download swiftly, do remember to extract it, for it is a zipped package.

Second step—Launching

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

1) click “start” and then go to “Run”

click start

select run

2) input cmd into the following

run dialog

3) press “ok”, you will find MS-DOS command prompt window popping up

command prompt

Third step—Inputting

input command line to optimize pdf files for fast web view

it goes below

pdftools.exe -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” -S "linearize=true"


  • the option -i is to specify a pdf filename or a directory for input,
  • the option -o to specify the pdf file name for output,
  • -S "linearize=true" is to specify optimize PDF file for fast web view (S must be capitalized, because lowercase s refers to setting subject )

when the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see

detailed operation displayed in command prompt

Till now, you can upload or share the processed file to a server and when people retrieve it,  it can be vied by pdf fast web view .

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