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How to Reduce PDF File Size


PDF has been widely used at work and study. Every day, we need to send and receive PDF documents to/from colleagues or customers. But large size of PDF document make us headache because large sized PDF is not so easy manage and accessed, neither can we send it to other people quickly.

Wouldn't it be great to smaller the PDF files and then deal with it, without interruptions? Having smaller sized PDF files to make the job easier. Well, unlike editable Word or other Office document, PDF disables us to modify it directly. Then how can we shrink PDF file size? Take it easy if you are troubled by this problem. Just read this article carefully which accumulates 3 ways to reduce PDF file size. All these three methods are safe and reliable. OK, let's check them.

3 Methods to Reduce the Size of PDF Files

Method 1. Reduce PDF File Using Adobe Print Driver

When we print the PDF files, the PDF printer driver will shrink the PDF to a suitable size. So can we apply this way if you want to reduce the PDF size.

Step 1. Open your Adobe PDF file with viewer. Click "File > Print" to choose Adobe PDF from the drop-down list of printer.

Step 2. Go to "Advanced" to set the "Print Quality" as 300 dpi. Then OK.

Step 3. Click the OK button if you have click off "Auto-Rotate and Center" to keep the same layout.

When you save the resized PDF file, you will find that the PDF size becomes smaller.

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Method 2. Reduce PDF Size with Acrobat PDF Optimizer

Adobe Acrobat is packed with a built-in PDF size reducer - PDF Optimizer. It is able to adjust the size of PDF file to smaller ones. It will remove embedded fonts, compress images and remove items from the file that are no longer needed so as to smaller PDF size.

Step 1. Open your PDF file with Adobe Acrobat.

Step 2. Go to "Advanced > PDF Optimizer" to open the built-in application.

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Step 3. Open the "Audit space usage" to check each component of the PDF file and their sizes. Now you may make a PDF file smaller including optimizing or down-scaling images, reconfiguring scanned pages, adjusting fonts, adjusting transparency, discarding objects, and cleaning up the PDF file. For example, if you want to compress the PDF images, just adjust the Bicubic downloadsapmpling to 72 pixels.

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Method 3. Compress PDF Files with Windows Compression

If you just want to reduce PDF files for transfer easily, you may compress the PDF file with Windows compression. It is the simplest way to smaller PDF size.

You just need to right-click the PDF file and select "Sent to" to select compressed folder. Then your PDF will be compressed into ZIP file, rather than a PDF files. That help your email PDF files quickly. To open the PDF, just recompress it.

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