Have you ever been in that awkward situation where you’re trying to send a large file via e-mail or any other platform only to get a notification that the file is too large? Annoying right? If you’re looking for a way to avoid these time wasting traps, this post has got you covered.
There are many options available to help you reduce the pdf file size and all you need do is to find the one that best suits you.
OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN REDUCING PDF FILE SIZE
1)REDUCING PDF FILE SIZE BY RE-CREATING THE PDF: You do this by removing unwanted objects, tags and compress images or shrink images. This can be done with any tool that supports “Print to Pdf”. You can also do this by making use of the “save as” functionality tool. This feature rewrites the extra file and provides you with a smaller file size. To use this save as method open the pdf in your pdf editor then click file to save as.
2)BEFORE YOU’VE CREATED THE PDF FILE: Do you know you can actually avoid creating a large file by creating a pdf file from a word, excel or power point document. There is an option to reduce the file size on there.
3)USING ADOBE ACROBAT PRO: This is arguably one of the most popular way to reduce pdf file. You can make use of this option by following the steps below:
i. In Acrobat open a pdf file
ii. Choose the document to reduce file size
iii. Select Acrobat version check for file compatibility and click ok.
iv. Name the modified file .Click save to complete the process.
v. Minimize the Acrobat window.
4) USING ONLINE PDF COMPRESSION WEBSITE: This option is one of the easiest ways to reduce pdf file. You can use this by uploading your file to the website and the website will create a smaller version of your file then re-download it. Examples of the websites are:
5) USING FREE SOFTWARE ON YOUR OWN COMPUTER: There are softwares that you will need to install to compress pdf file. Install the most appropriate software for your computer.E.g For Mac you can use preview App.
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