4 Methods To Reduce, Optimize and Compress PDF Files

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Method 1 – Zip It

How do I make a PDF slightly smaller without third party software? Well, the build in zip function in Windows has the ability to shrink a pdf by 10 – 15% of the original size. WinRAR is the better file compression software.

Reduce PDF File Size, Best PDF Compression Utility and Software

Recommended Reading: Download 3 Free Virtual PDF Printer Driver to Create Adobe PDF Files

Method 2 โ€“ Use Adobe Acrobat Pro PDF Optimizer

This feature is only available in Adobe Acrobat Professional version, with the advanced ‘optimizer’ feature. You’re able to remove unwanted data, compress jpeg and many more.

Reduce PDF File Size, Best PDF Compression Utility And Software

This video tutorial discusses how to use the Optimizer in Adobe Acrobat X Pro to reduce the file size of PDF files.

Method 3 โ€“ PDF Shrink Software

Perhaps a 3rd party software is the best answer, VeryPDF PDF Shrinker Software (Advanced PDF Tools) is a fast and easy to use utility to maintain your PDF files, it allows you to edit or add data into the document information fields of single or multiple PDF files, it also allows you to set open action, page layout, page size, page margin, page orientation, metadata, and others into your existing PDF files.

Reduce PDF File Size, Best PDF Compression Utility And Software

VeryPDF PDF Shrinker Software reduce the actual size of PDF files by compressing image, text and graphics, it is also can delete unused objects, metadata, JavaScript, bookmarks, comments, thumbnails etc. from your PDF files, it makes the most compact, fast web view PDF files on the fly.

Method 4 โ€“ Online PDF Optimization

There are many online PDF Optimization tools, some are better than the other while others are the worst. Here are some of my favorites, these free online tools that enables you to optimize your PDF with many settings to choose from.

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13 comments on “4 Methods To Reduce, Optimize and Compress PDF Files

  1. Jessica Cam Wong
    Jessica Cam Wong April 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    scan my class notes and handouts, and transfer some e-textbooks so I can view them on my Kindle

  2. Gina Trapani
    Gina Trapani April 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    how to Compress PDF Files Online?

  3. Liza
    Liza April 14, 2013 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    How to Shrink adobe PDF File Size?

  4. Tutorial
    Tutorial April 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    How to reduce the size of a pdf document in OS X????

  5. reveal
    reveal April 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    Reduction by PDF File Size Reducer

  6. olsen
    olsen April 14, 2013 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    How to optimize & reduce PDF file size, thanks for the tutorial.

  7. Kirk McElhearn
    Kirk McElhearn April 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    s there a simple trick to reduce pdf file size?

    • Geckoandfly
      Geckoandfly April 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm - Reply

      No tricks, only cleaver techniques.

  8. Adam Pash
    Adam Pash April 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    how to reduce pdf file size acrobat 9
    reduce pdf file size adobe reader

  9. Robin Parrish
    Robin Parrish April 14, 2013 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    how to reduce pdf file size with open source freeware, free download?

  10. SwissMatt
    SwissMatt April 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    You should also try http://smallpdf.com – works great and is simpler than the other solutions.

    • Geckoandfly
      Geckoandfly April 19, 2013 at 12:33 am - Reply

      Thanks for sharing this info, we’ll try,

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