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If you have a pdf file of over 2MB can you compress it to under 2MB?

If you have a pdf file of over 2MB can you compress it to under 2MB?

Sandy Barnes 602 days ago

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It depends...

If you have Adobe Acrobat, you can try to use one of these two methods to shrink the file:

  • File>Save as Other>Optimized PDF (only available in Acrobat Pro)
  • File>Save as Other>Reduced Size PDF

The first one gives you a lot of options and control over how the file size will get reduced, the second method makes these decisions for you and you end up with a smaller file (or sometimes not).

How well a file compresses depends on the content of the file and if you are willing to accept a lower quality (e.g. reduced image resolution).

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Karl Heinz Kremer answered 602 days ago  |   Comments (0)  |  New Comment


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