Compress PDF or Word file in Ruby SDK

Reduce document size using Ruby

Using the REST API in Ruby, developers can compress documents in DOC, DOCX, RTF, PDF, and other formats. With the given solution, the output will be a high quality file after compression.

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Compress document in Ruby

Using our powerful Ruby API, developers can compress files to optimize content and output file size. Reducing file size occurs by cleaning up unused data and resources. You can also compress images to make the output file size even smaller.

The result of content optimization and compression can be saved in the original file format or any available save format – DOCX, DOC, RTF, PDF, HTML and many others.

Reduce file size in Ruby

As mentioned, our Ruby SDK allows you to programmatically reduce the size of a document in any supported format. For example, you can reduce the file size of PDF, DOCX, DOC, RTF, ODT, EPUB, HTML and other formats. And now you can try our powerful functionality and evaluate how to compress a document in Ruby with the following example:

Upload a file you want to optimize/compress
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require 'aspose_words_cloud'

AsposeWordsCloud.configure do |config|
  config.client_data['ClientId'] = '####-####-####-####-####'
  config.client_data['ClientSecret'] = '##################'
@words_api =

request_document ='Input.docx')
request_compress_options =
   {:ImagesQuality => 75, :ImagesReduceSizeFactor => 1})
compress_document_request =
   document: request_document, compress_options: request_compress_options)
compress_document = @words_api.compress_document_online(compress_document_request)

convert_document =
   document: compress_document.document.values[0], format: 'docx')
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How to compress a file Word, PDF, GIF, ZIP Ruby REST API

  1. Install Aspose.Words Cloud for Ruby
  2. Add a library reference (import the library) to your Ruby project
  3. Configure API using your app keys
  4. Load the source document to compress
  5. Compress documents and images, clean unused information
  6. Select the output file format
  7. Get the result of the document compression as a separate file

Ruby library to use document compression

Install Aspose.Words Cloud SDK for Ruby using RubyGems hosting service. Run gem install aspose_words_cloud to install the package. As an alternative, you can manually clone Aspose.Words Cloud SDK for Ruby source code from GitHub and use it in your project. Please follow these Instructions to quickly get the necessary security credentials and access our REST API.

System Requirements

Ruby 2.6 or newer

Refer to the Repository Documentation to see the details.


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