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How to Compress PDF in Adobe Acrobat Alternative

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2022-09-08 17:15:25 • Filed to: PDF Software Comparisons • Proven solutions

Do you have a large PDF file that takes too long to open, or is too big to share through email? If so, you'll need to compress your PDF file. But how to reduce PDF file size in Adobe Reader? We'll provide details here and if you're looking for a cheaper Acrobat alternative, you might want to try using Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor to compress your PDF files.

Compress PDF with Adobe Alternative

Step 1. Import a PDF

Launch PDFelement. Open the PDF file that you want to compress by clicking the "Open File" button.

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Step 2. Compress Your PDF

Go to the "File" menu and select "Optimize". You will see the preset parameters for the output PDF file. You can choose the corresponding parameters for the output PDF file according to how you're going to use your PDF file.

  • Low: convert PDF files into the smallest size possible for use over the internet.
  • Medium: ideal if you are looking to save some storage space on your hard drive or sharing PDF files via portable storage media such as flash drives.
  • High: great if you want to reduce your PDF to a smaller file size than the original but still want to maintain the highest quality possible for your document for printing.
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PDFelement as the best Adobe Acrobat alternative, it supports to compress PDF file size for sure. What's more, if you want to edit PDF, annotate PDF, encrypt PDF or convert PDF, it can help you do all of these.

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Reduce PDF Size with Acrobat

Here are the steps for how to compress PDF in Adobe Acrobat X (Adobe Acrobat X Standard or Adobe Acrobat X Pro).

Step 1. Open PDF with Adobe Open the PDF file you need to compress by going to File > Open, and then browsing and locating the PDF file.

In the Properties dialogue box, select the size that you want your output PDF file to be. Note that if you compress your PDF in Acrobat too much, the quality might be affected.

Step 2. Compress PDF with Adobe Compress PDF files: Go to File > Save As > Reduced Size PDF. Select Acrobat 10.0 or higher in the compatible drop-down options and choose OK in the pop-up box. Then save the PDF file to your computer.

If you need to compress multiple PDF files, select Acrobat 10.0 or later, and then in the "Make Compatible With" dropdown menu, click "Apply to Multiple".

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Adobe Acrobat has now ended support. You can still use the program, but will no longer have access to product or security updates, meaning your file and data might be at risk due to lack of protection. This is why it might be worth it to start using a good Adobe Acrobat alternative like PDFelement.

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