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How to Compress PDF File Size in Different Ways?

adobe pdf iconFor a common PDF user, sometimes you may need to compress a PDF file size to add it as the email attachment, right? If you don't know how to do that, don't be depressed. This article will introduce some different ways to help you make a PDF smaller step by step. You know, different users might have got different operation systems, PDF applications and so on. In this page, whether you are a Mac or Windows user, you can find the way to compress a PDF.

Related Reading: If you want to edit your PDF files, the PDF Editing software can give you a hand. You can change text, fonts, images and more with it just like work in normal word processing software.

Part 1: How to Compress a PDF on Mac?

Step 1: Find the PDF file you would like to compress and open it with the Preview application.

Step 2: Go to "File" >- "Save As" and select "Reduce File Size" from the pop-up menu. Here you need to provide a new file name and location for your compressed PDF file.

Step 3: After that, press "Save." button to complete the compressing process.

Part 2: How to Make a PDF Smaller on Windows?

The Windows computer doesn't have an inbuilt application like Preview for Mac to help you reduce the PDF file's size, but you can use some third-party software to do that. Here we will tell you how to use Adobe Acrobat to compress PDF size.

Step 1: Open the target PDF file with Adobe Acrobat. (You have to install Adobe Acrobat on your PC first of all.)

Step 2: Click on "Document" menu and select "Reduce PDF Size".

Step 3: Then you will be asked to choose the version and destination folder to save the output PDF files. That's all. You will see the whole process finished within a few minutes.

Tips: If you need to convert your PDF files to other file format, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EPUB, HTML and so on, here we strongly recommend the PDF Converter software to help you.

Part 3: How to Reduce PDF Size online?

Here we will introduce an online PDF Compressor - pdfcompress to you. This tool allows you to upload your objective PDF documents onto the website, then complete some Compression Settings to do the PDF compressing instantly. The main interface is as shown below:

compressing pdf online

OK, that's all the methods we collect and introduce to you. Besides, you can also compress your PDF documents by converting PDF to Word, like Word 2007 or better version which has a save as PDF option. Then you can save the Word file as PDF format in a much smaller size. Hope helps!