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How to Reduce the Size of PDF Files

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Sometimes, to email a large PDF file, or upload it on the Internet for sharing successfully, it is very necessary to reduce the PDF file size. Some email services limit the size of an attachment. And it takes a long time to load a large PDF file at the web. To ensure everything goes on smoothly, let's learn how to reduce a PDF file size.

Part 1The Best Tool to Reduce the Size of PDF File

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When reducing a PDF file size is mentioned, the first thing you should do is to find a professional PDF tool. I haven't seen how to reduce PDF file size without a tool. Here I recommend you a really popular PDF tool- Wondershare PDFelement . It is a comprehensive PDF tools which is feature-rich and has the capacity of rendering PDF editing process quite smooth and simple, thus to boost your productivity and save your time.

PDFelement can help reduce the unnecessary PDF content by its optimization function so as to make the big files lighter for transmission or sharing. With this program, you can edit PDF content and pages, convert or create PDF anytime as you want, build personalized PDF forms and protect your documents with high-level encryption technology.

Part 2How to Reduce PDF File Size

Step 1: Launch the Program and Open the File

Click the "Download" button to download and install PDFelement. After installation, launch it on your computer. Now you can click the "Open File" button to import a PDF into PDFelement. Alternatively, you can also click the "File" menu and choose “Open” to open the PDF files that you want to reduce its size.

Step 2: Reduce the PDF File Size

Click the "Optimize" button under the "File" menu. From here, you can see preset options of image quality in the PDF file. Choose the proper one according to what you will use the PDF for. Or if these preset options can't meet your requirements, you can also click "Custom" to set the settings manually.

After selecting the image quality option or setting the settings by yourself, you should click "Optimize" to save the PDF as a smaller file.

Check the Video Tutorial

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Published: May 18,2015 14:56 pm / Updated: Apr 27,2017 10:09 am

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