Document Optimization

Here we'll cover the basics of optimizing documents for Showell.

Optimizing Documents

If you're not satisfied with the outcome of Showell's automatic conversion or if you encounter any limitations, we suggest optimizing your documents before uploading them to the Showell App.

  • Embed Custom Fonts in your MS Office documents: To ensure that custom fonts are displayed in Showell you can embed fonts in Word and PowerPoint files. By doing so, the styling of the file will be the same for you, your users, and your customers.
  • Convert your documents to PDF, before uploading them to Showell: Most applications, including MS Office, allow you to convert files to PDF format. Additionally, there are many free online converters available, such as CloudConvert, that you can use for this purpose.
  • Keep your file sizes low: Keeping the file size low ensures that the document loads quickly and takes up less storage space on users' devices. PDF files larger then 280MB, will still be accessible from the Showell App, but cannot be accessed from Showell App for Web.
  • Make sure your Document file type is supported: Showell supports a wide variety of file formats, giving you the flexibility to upload almost any file you want. As long as the file is supported by Showell, you can easily view it within the app.
  • There are various free online tools that you can use to optimize your PDF files. One example is PDF Optimization, which provides helpful resources for optimizing your PDFs. If you are using a Mac computer, you can also take advantage of PDF Squeezer to optimize large PDF files. These tools can help ensure that your PDFs are optimized for better performance and efficiency.

  • Reduce the file size of your PowerPoint Presentation: By reducing the file size beforehand, you can also generate smaller PDFs when converting them in Showell.



How does Showell handle documents?

Showell will automatically convert your files to the most suited file type for showcasing your content. However, the original file is still accessible from within Showell Admin.

Documents in Showell are automatically converted to PDF format to ensure that your content is preserved exactly as it is. PDFs are more efficient in terms of storage space and faster to open compared to large PowerPoint or Keynote presentations.