How to Reduce PDF File Size


This wikiHow teaches you how to reduce the file size of a PDF document using Smallpdf.com, Preview on Mac, or Adobe Acrobat Pro.

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Using Smallpdf.com PDF Compressor

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//smallpdf.com/compress-pdf. You can also install a Smallpdf extension in Google's Chrome browser, if you wish.

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The file will upload and begin compressing.

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It's on the left side of the screen.

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The smaller-sized PDF file will be saved to your computer in the location you specified.

Part 2
Using Preview on Mac

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Do so by double-clicking on the blue Preview icon that looks like overlapping snapshots. Click on File in the menu bar and Open... in the drop-down menu. Select a file in the dialog box and click on Open. Preview is Apple's native image viewer app that's automatically included with most versions of Mac OS.

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It's near the middle of the drop-down menu. A dialog box will open.

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" drop-down menu.

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It's at the top of the menu.

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The PDF has been saved as a smaller file on your Mac.

Part 3
Using Adobe Acrobat Pro

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Do so by opening the white Adobe Acrobat app with the stylized, red A icon. Then click on File in the menu bar at the top of the screen, click on Open..., select the PDF document you want to reduce in size and click on Open.

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It's near the middle of the drop-down menu.

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" drop-down.

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Limiting compatibility to newer versions of Acrobat greatly reduces file size.

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The PDF has been saved as a smaller PDF file on your computer.