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Academics, students, and even our offices nowadays use the Portable Document Format (PDF). As these files are being created some people may not put its size into considerations. Some could be large and take up too much storage space. Large PDF files are also clog when you want to upload them to websites. To make it easier to attach and send files. Therefore there is a need to reduce the file size of your PDF files. In this article you will learn how to compress PDF in Preview on Mac OS X.

How to Compress PDF with Preview Alternative

Want to compress PDF with a better PDF software than Preview? PDFelement for Mac is one of the best alternatives to Preview and other premium PDF editors on the Mac platform, including macOS 10.14 Mojave.

This fabulous software allows you to edit text and images by enabling you to add or remove annotations, passwords, signatures, bookmarks, watermarks, Bates numbers, custom headers and footers, and hyperlinks. PDFelement also lets you to overhaul whole documents by converting them interchangeably between PDF and other file formats, including Word, Excel, images etc. You also get a cool optimization feature that allows you compress your large PDF files into a smaller size, which can also be done on more than one document at the same time – thanks to batch processing.

Step 1. Open PDF

First thing to do is to open PDFelement 6 for Mac. On the Home window you will see the "Open File" button at the bottom left. Click on it to upload your large PDF from your local folder.

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Step 2. Optimize to Reduce File Size

Go to "File" and click on "Optimize PDF" option. There are different compression options. You can choose one to preview the result before compressing it. Click "Save As" and then the program will then resize your PDF immediately. This software is smart since it displays the original file size and the size of the reduced file. After that click on "Save" to make the changes.

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Tips: How to Compress PDF with Preview on Mac

Compress PDF in Preview on Mac is quite simple, please follow the steps here:

Step 1. Open PDF with Preview on your Mac. Then click on the "File" menu and click "Open" to upload your PDF file.

Step 2. Once the PDF file is on Preview, click on "File" and select "Export".

Step 3. On this window, scroll down and click on "Quartz Filter" and select "Reduce Size file". Then click on "Save". You have compressed your PDF.

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Published: Oct 27,2017 15:00 pm / Updated: Sep 26,2018 17:40 pm

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