How To Compress A PDF File

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How To Compress A pdf File: We always want to save space, compressing things have always been a way to reduce size of things.

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On this post I’ll be showing you how to compress a pdf file. They are other things you can do with PDF files.

Ways To Compress PDF Files

I’ll show you two ways to compress your pdf files, the first has to do with you going online, the next has to do with a third party app.

Compressing PDF Online

All you have to do here is visit any of the sites I’ll mention below then you are good to go.

Step 1: Open any of the links below in a new tab.

Step 2: Locate and click the ‘Upload Button‘.

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Step 3: After clicking the upload button it then opens your file manager(Mobile devices) or File Explorer(Windows Pc Users)

Step 4: Locate the pdf file you wish to convert and double click for Pc users or long click then click open for mobile users(Varies with browsers)

Step 5: Wait for the pdf file to be compressed, a meter should show the progress.

Step 6: Download the compressed pdf file.

Compress A PDF File With Adobe Pro

Another way to compress your PDF file is with Adobe pro.

Step 1: Open your Adobe.

Step 2: Open the PDF file you have in mind, you do this by clicking on File -> Open then select the PDF file.

Step 3: Click on File again.

Step 4: Scroll down to ‘Save As Other‘.

Step 5: A drop down menu should open, click on ‘Reduced Size PDF…‘.

Step 6: Click on the ‘Make compatible with:drop down menu.

Step 7: Now, Click on Adobe’s most recent version; It’s not rocket science, the latest the version the more effective the compression will be.

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Step 8: Adobe will not ask you to choose where to save the newly compressed PDF.

Step 9: Click on save after choosing a storage location.


If you are using a mobile device and you don’t want to make the upload with your pc or with the online method, all I’LL SUGGEST you do is; Visit your devices’ app store and use the search phrase ‘Compress PDF’, you’ll definitely fine options there.

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