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Decrease PDF File Size: How Do I Decrease the File Size of a PDF File?

Updated on July 2, 2011

PDF makes life easier to share several files through mails or by online. But to do this, you must have to remember about the size of the pdf files. You can't share a big size pdf files easily through Internet. But you can decrease the pdf file size and share with others easily through mail or online. This page tells you the way to decrease pdf file size and share easily through email or online.

Lots of PDF creators or editors exist in the world. Among them Adobe, NitroPDF, Foxit etc.are remarkable. These software offers you a lot of flexiblity like creating pdf files or converting pdf files or creating other format files from pdf files. But what about the size of pdf? Is still a big one?

No, all these types of pdf software allows you to decrease the size of the pdf file with other many types of flexibilities. 

You can easily decrease your desired pdf file size easily with almost all the software which are related to pdf. This is quite very simple to use. Moreover, the methods which are applied to all these software are quite similar to use. 

To decrease the size of the desired pdf file follow the following steps:

  1. At first open the desired PDF file which you want to decrease the size.
  2. Click on the File menu and a drop down menu will be appeared.
  3. From the drop-down menu, click on the Save As option.
  4. At last, save that file to your desired location.

The above method is the easiest method and all of the pdf software suggests. Actually, when you use the "Save as" you will overwrite the entire PDF and you are saving just the latest form of your document after the change.

Moreover, you can also use NitroPDF's optimizer or Adobe Acrobat's PDF optimizer to see which elements in your PDF document could take up the most space. This is actually a advanced option to decrease the size of your desired pdf.

If the image has high resolution then the pdf size increases very much. You can then use Photoshop or other type of image resizing software to decrease the size of the image and finally convert them easily into pdf.

Thus by following the above steps or methods, you can easiy decrease the size of the pdf and share online or send mail to others. Most software vendors suggests that it is good to use newer versions of NitroPDF, Acrobat or other thpe of pdf software because they have a more advanced compression system that can result in smaller PDF file size.

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