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How to Reduce PDF File Size in OS X (Mavericks Included)

Reduce PDF files size on Mac: open the PDF content in iWork Pages document, and then reduce the font on Mac. Re-create the PDF file with a reduced file size.

Emma Shaw
Posted by Emma Shaw | @Emma Shaw | Category: PDF Knowledge
Published: Jul 07,2015 14:04 pm / Updated: Aug 03,2015 11:09 am

Need to reduce a PDF file size in OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion or Lion? Sometimes, you might fail of mailing a PDF file as an attachment or uploading it on your personal website for sharing because of its big size. Normally, if a PDF file is lengthy, then it is very likely to be a large file. Below, we introduces you a way to reduce PDF file size on Mac.

Well, to reduce PDF file size in Mac, a PDF tool is needed. I will not recommend you Adobe Acrobat. Though it is a professional PDF tool, for me, its price (almost $400) is too high for reducing PDF file size in Mac. I’d like to reduce the size of a PDF file in Mac with fewer bucks while maintaining the PDF quality. The PDF tool I want to share with you is Wondershare PDF to Pages for Mac. With it, we can achieve our goal in only 3 steps. Follow the steps to see how it works its magic. If you have a Windows PC, please read how to reduce PDF file size on Windows PC.

Step 1: Download and install PDF File Reducer for Mac

Click the download button to get the .dmg installation package. And then install it on your computer.

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Step 2: Upload the PDF file and convert it to iWork Pages '09 document

Launch Wondershare PDF to Pages Converter for Mac. And then drag and drop the PDF which you’re going to reduce in Mac to the PDF application. Click the Convert button to convert PDF to a Page '09 document.

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Step 3: Reduce PDF size in Mac

After the conversion, find and open the output document with iWorks Pages. Select the whole content on the document and select a smaller font for the text. To reduce image and graphics size, drag the light blue borders around images or graph. After reducing the PDF text font, you can export the document as a PDF file directly.

Reducing a PDF file size in Mac is very easy. Besides, it will retain the PDF quality. If you've tried to reduce PDF file size in Mac directly with a PDF tool, you might see the PDF file is blurred. Have fun in managing PDF files!

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