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Compress PDF in Adobe Acrobat: the PDF file size is too large and need to compress PDF in Adobe Acrobat? Here are the steps.

Emily Xiao
Posted by Emily Xiao | @Emily Xiao | Category: PDF Editing Tips
Published: Jul 15,2015 15:40 pm / Updated: Aug 03,2015 14:14 pm

Have found that your PDF is comparatively larger than the one your workmates have made? And every time it takes so long to open the PDF presentation on a meeting, huh? What's worse is that you cannot send a large PDF file to other people via Email. How embarrassing it is! If you have a Adobe Acrobat X, you are capable of compressing the PDF file. 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 the PDF file you need to compress by going to File>Open, browsing and locating the PDF file.

Step 2. In the Properties dialogue box, check the real size of the current PDF file. Decide what size you need the PDF to be. Be careful, if you compress PDF in Acrobat excessively, the PDF might be in a mess. Just do the compressing thing with a suitable size.

Step 3. Compress the PDF file: go to File>Save As> Reduce Size PDF. In the pop-up box, select Acrobat 10.0 or later in the drop-down menu of Make Compatible With and click "Ok". And then find a place in the prompt to save the PDF file.

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That's how to compress PDF in Acrobat. If you need to compress multiple PDF files, when the Reduce Size PDF dialogue box pops up, after you select Acrobat 10.0 or later in the drop-down menu of Make Compatible With, click Apply to Multiple.

Try Adobe Acrobat X Alternative - Wondershare PDFelement to Compress PDF Files

If you haven't bought Adobe Acrobat X yet, you can try the the professional yet affordable tool - Wondershare PDFelement. It will compress PDF files for you easily and quickly. Below are the steps to use Wondershare PDFelement to compress PDF files.

Step 1. Download and install Wondershare PDFelement on your computer. It's fully compatible with Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista. After installing it, launch it right away.

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Step 2. Open the PDF file that you want to compress. And then go to the File menu and select Optimize. From the right side, you can see the preset parameters for the output PDF file. You're able to choose the corresponding one for the output PDF file according to what you're going to do with the PDF file. Of course, you can also custom the settings by yourself. After compressing the PDF file, click Save As to save it as a separate copy.

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Note: Wondershare PDFelement will compress your PDF files by reducing the size of images and removing unnecessary data. It will keep your PDF file in good quality.

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