How to make a PDF document Smaller

PDF files can be pretty large if it contains too many scanned images and objects. In most cases, you might need to mail out the files or upload them to a website. But because of its size, it becomes difficult to do so. Not only complicated, but it would also take too much time to load as well. Reducing the size of a PDF file is a pretty straightforward process.

We all know that windows users do not have any application to reduce the size of PDF files effectively. Hence, third party software is required. PDF Compressor is our recommended software application for this task because it is fast and offers a wide range of compressing qualities. And from which you can select any one that suits your preference.

Let's look at the steps to take in using the PDF Compressor to make PDF documents smaller:

1 - Download the PDF Compressor and run it on your computer.

2 - Open it, and click on the Add button to add a file. Alternatively, you can also drag the PDF file into the file list.

3 - You would be presented with two options, scanned PDF and Text PDF. If your document was gotten from a scanned image or created by a scanner, then you select Scanned PDF. But if Word or other editors created the PDF file, then it falls into the category of Text PDF.

4 - If you select the Scanned PDF, then you can adjust the DPI value higher or lower to whatever quality you desire. Or you can set it at default.

5 - If you select the Text PDF, you can adjust the compress quality to any of the four different PDF compression qualities. The four different compression quality modes are "Best quality", "High quality", "Standard quality" and "Smallest file size". Depending on what you want, the compression quality of your PDF file to have, you can select either.

6 - Next, you select the Output path. There are three options, and it is essential to know what each path means. There is the "Original folder": the compressed PDF file would be saved in the same folder as the original file. But it would end with "compressed" so you can know the difference. There is a "Customize" option here, you can create a new path to save the compressed file, so there won't be any mix-up. Lastly, there is the "Overwrite Original", which would replace the original file after compression. To select this, you need to be sure you won't have any need for the original PDF file. Even at that, it is still not advisable, because you can always not be satisfied with the compressed file. Click on either Original folder or Customize.

7 - Then click on the Start button to begin the compressing process. To keep tab on the processing, there is a progress bar located at the button, which you can to see the progress. Once the compressing is done, the compressed PDF file automatically opens in the output folder.

That's all, and it doesn't take more than a few seconds to have this all wrapped up. What's more, you don't need Adobe Acrobat to use this software.

Note: If after compressing a PDF file and the texts become blurry, go back to the Compress quality and DPI value to make adjustments. If they are both low, the documents can be blurry. Increase the two features and rerun the compressing procedure until you get your desired quality. Also, do not compress an already compressed PDF; else, it becomes large. If your already compressed file isn't to your preference, go back to the original PDF, and adjust the settings. Lastly, to make sure you don't have a larger compressed PDF file, be sure to select scanned PDF if your PDF file is scanned. And Text PDF if your PDF file is text PDF.