Learn how to compress a PDF file to make it smaller.
Having too many PDF files is the bane of most people's existence. Although it can be hard to compress files and make them smaller, the right PDF compressor can allow you to reduce their size in minutes.
In this article, they'll show you how they compressed the files so they would take up less space on your laptop and allow you to get more done while traveling!
Table of Contents
Step 1: On your main screen, click the button that says Upload PDF files to reduce the file size
To start, you'll need to ensure that you have a copy of the PDF file you want to compress. The next step is to go to your main screen and click on the button that says Upload PDF files to reduce the file size.
Once you've done this, the program will open up and display all of the files in your computer's hard drive. Select the one that needs compressing by clicking on it once with your mouse cursor and then drag it into an area called “Drag Files Here.”
This will bring up another box that asks how long ago you created this document as well as how many pages there are in total (both optional). Once this information has been entered correctly, click Compress Now!
Step 2: The compression software will allow you to upload the file in one of three ways
The compression tool will allow you to upload the file in one of three ways. The first is via the cloud, which means that it will be uploaded to a server and stored there for you. This can be done through a browser or an app on your computer.
The second way is by uploading it directly to your own computer and saving it as a local file (this may involve installing additional software).
Finally, you can also choose to upload the PDF directly onto a USB flash drive if desired or necessary (for example, if there's no Internet connection available).
Step 3: Wait for the upload/compression process to finish; depending on the file size it may take some time
Please wait for the upload/compression process to finish; depending on the file size, it may take some time. If your file is too large, it may take a long time. If your file is too small and doesn't get compressed enough, then this isn't the right tool for you either. Either way, hopefully, that was helpful!
Step 4: Click the Download button to download your compressed PDF
You have successfully compressed your PDF file and downloaded it. The other two options are:
- Open with a different application – click this button to open the compressed PDF in a different application, such as Adobe Acrobat.
- Save As – click this button if you want to save your new, compressed PDF somewhere else on your computer.
Adobe Acrobat says, “Once compressed; you'll find the document simpler to work with, share, and store.” So there you have it, a simple way to compress your PDF file and make it smaller.
A Final Word
Now, you should be able to compress a PDF file to make it smaller.