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How to Compress a PDF file and make it smaller

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Adobe’s PDF (Portable Document Format) files are used everywhere on the internet for sharing all kinds of documents. The issue with many PDF files, however, is that they are often too large to send on the internet via email or by uploading them to government institutions, which often impose file upload size limits.

Follow these easy steps to compress a large PDF file online:

  1. Go to this link to start.
  1. Click the Select a file button or drag and drop files.
  1. Select the PDF file you want to make smaller.
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  1. Set compression level.
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  1. After uploading, Acrobat will automatically reduce the PDF size.
  1. Download your compressed PDF file or sign in to share it.


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