Tech Tip of the Week: How to Compress a PDF

If you need to compress a PDF to make the file size smaller, you can do so using Adobe Acrobat.

Once you open the PDF you want to compress, use the search bar on the right side of the application to search the tools for “optimize PDF”.

Screenshot of Adobe with search bar circled

After selecting “optimize PDF” a menu will pop up at the top of the application. From this menu select “Reduce File Size”.

Screenshot of Adobe with reduce file size circled

After selecting “Reduce File Size” you will be prompted to choose where to save the new, compressed file.

Screenshot of Adobe pop-up to save new file

If the processed worked you will see a notification pop up on the bottom right of your screen.

Screenshot of Adobe with notification circled

If you do not have Adobe Acrobat downloaded, Adobe does offer a free compression tool that can be used in a browser.

smallpdf.com is another online compression tool. So many options!

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