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How to Reduce PDF File Size on Mac (Including Sierra)

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When we create PDF files they might be larger especially when they have images and objects. With such PDF files on a computer, they will occupy more space on your hard drive. To add, large PDF files are time-consuming when you want to upload and download on the Internet. The good news is that there is a way out for this. What you need to do is to reduce the file size. The next question is how you reduce PDF file size on Mac. Here's a solution.

Part 1PDF File Size Reducer for Mac (Including Sierra)

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Wondershare PDFelement for Mac is an ideal software that reduce PDF files size while retaining its quality and layout. It is intuitive software that allows you to perform other functions such as editing, splitting, merging, converting and creating PDF files.

  • Merge multiple files concurrently or split large files to a manageable size.
  • Create PDF files from various file and document formats or output PDF to MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Rich Text, Plain Text, HTML, EPUB, and Images etc.
  • Fill out PDF files form and create new PDF forms with various options.
  • Make scanned or image-based PDF editable with its powerful OCR functionality.
  • Modify texts, images, and pages. It can also annotate, add bates and numbering, add watermarks, add links and much more.

Part 2The Steps for Reducing PDF File Size on Mac

To begin with, you should have Wondershare PDFelement installed on your Mac. It supports Mac OS X: 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan) 10.12 (Sierra), and will support the upcoming macOS High Sierra.

Step 1. Open PDF File

The first thing to do is to open the large PDF file with this program. On the bottom right of the Home window, you will see "Open File". Click on it and you will be able to choose your PDF file from your local folder. After that, click on "Open" and your PDF file will be uploaded.

Step 2. Edit PDF File (Optional)

To edit text, images and change font size or color click on the "Edit" button on the toolbar. Next, you will see a formatting menu appear. Double click a specific text block to begin editing.

To annotate or comment on PDF file, go to "Comment". You will find text comments, sticky notes, and markup tools. Click on the desired annotation and double click on the text field to apply it.

Step 3. Reduce Size of PDF File

When you are done editing you can now compress your PDF file. Go to top main menu and click on "File". On the drop down menu that appears to click on "Save as others" and then "Optimize PDF". The program offers you different compression quality to choose from. Select a DPI option and click "Preview" to check its quality. Once you are satisfied, click "Save As" to reduce the size of your PDF.

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