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Have you tried uploading or downloading a PDF file and it seemed like rocket science? How about trying to open it? That proved difficult too, presumably? You probably may have not realized that your file was much larger than necessary. People encounter this problem all the time. Their files will either open too slowly or simply not open at all. If you are among this group of people, you need to learn how to make PDF smaller. This article will guide you to accomplish the task.

Part 1Best Program for Making a PDF Smaller

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Before you consider any other option, the best and only PDF file compressor you should consider is Wondershare PDFelement. This is because it has the best and most advanced PDF editing tools and features you will ever need in your day to day PDF editing needs.

  • It gives you the option to reduce the size of your PDF file to a size that is manageable and easy for you to open or attach and send on email.
  • You are able to modify texts, images and pages and make notes, highlights or comments on your PDF file quickly.
  • You can convert PDF documents into other formats like Word and Excel etc. or even create PDF files with ease.
  • You can safeguard your PDF file from changes by giving the file a password only you or few people are privy to.
  • You can convert scanned documents into documents that can be edited using the built-in OCR tool.

Part 2How to Make PDFs Smaller in Size

Whether you are on Windows or Mac should not worry you. All you need is take the following simple steps and you will have a smaller easy to manage file.

Step 1. Import PDF into PDFelement

Launch your PDFelement. Click on "Open File" to browse through your files and select the file you wish to resize. Click "Open" to upload it to the program.

For Mac users, click on "Open File" or "File > Opne" to browse through and pick the file you wish to reduce.

Step 2. Make PDF Files Smaller

Once your PDF is open, locate the "File" button at the top left hand side of your screen. Click on it to open. Click on "Optimize" from the submenu. Then choose an optimizing option depending on the file size and quality you wish. If you choose custom, it will give you further options to specify the quality of the output you expect from your PDF file. Click on "Optimize". Your document has been resized to a smaller size.

For Mac users, click on "Optimize PDF" under the "File" menu. You will be presented with a list of quality options to choose from. Generally, higher dpi gives you a higher quality document. When you are satisfied, select "Save As", and choose the location.

Check the Video Tutorial

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Published: Jun 07,2016 11:29 am / Updated: Apr 27,2017 11:15 am

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