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Why do some PDF files take longer to upload? Have you tried attaching a PDF file on your email or uploading it to a site? If this is the case you should have noted that some files only took you a minute or a few seconds to upload. The larger the file the longer time it takes to upload. Therefore, it is advisable to resize your PDF files to a smaller size. In some cases, you may be limited to upload a certain file size thus preventing from uploading your file. In this article, we are going to show you how you can resize PDF file on your computer using a PDF resizer.

Part 1Best PDF File Resizer for Windows and Mac

how to resize pdf file

Wondershare PDFelement resizes large PDF files to preferred quality output within a click. This fully featured application can also edit, create, convert, rotate, merge, split, extract and OCR scanned PDF etc.

  • It allows you to edit texts, images, and pages. You can also highlight, rotate PDF, annotate, underline, add sticky notes, add watermarks, add links and much more
  • It can create PDF files as well as converting a batch of PDF files to editable formats like MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Images etc.
  • It is built with a powerful OCR functionality that can let you edit texts and images in scanned PDF.
  • It enables you to add an open password and permission password that makes it difficult to view, edit, copy and print if you are not authorized by the owner.

Part 2How to Resize PDF Size on Windows and Mac

When you want to resize your PDF files with Wondershare PDFelement either on Mac or Windows, you have to download this software. Visit the Wondershare official website and download a version compatible with your computer. After that, you can now follow these steps.

Step 1. Open Large PDF

To upload PDF files to PDFelement on Windows, you need to click on "Open File". You can also drag and drop a PDF into the program.

On Mac version, click the "Open File" button at the bottom right. Once you click on it will be able to select your PDF file and open with the program.

Step 2. Edit PDF before Resizing (Optional)

Editing files on Windows platform are easy. Click on "Edit" on the toolbar and select an action you want. For each action selected, navigate the cursor to desired text field and double-click to begin editing.

On Mac, click on the "Edit" button and then from the options that appear you will be able to modify images, texts and also change font color and style. Go to the text field once you have selected any of the commands and double click on it. You will be able to add, delete or change texts, change font size and also font color.

Step 3. Resize PDF file

To resize a PDF on Windows, go to the main menu and click on "File". Scroll down and click on "Optimize" then choose a preferred quality output. To get customized click on "Custom" thereafter you can now click on "Optimize". Your PDF file will be reduced eventually.

For Mac users, go to "File" on the main menu and select "Optimize PDF". The program will then reduce the file size. You can also set a preferred quality output by clicking on "Options". Preview your file before saving it. Finally, click on "Save As" to rename and select the folder to save your file.

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