Why Need to Shrink the PDF File Size?

If the size of a PDF file is too large, it will be troublesome to share it with others. For example, there are often size limitation of an enclosure of the Emails, so if you want to send an Email with a PDF file attached, you need to Shrink the size of the file. Or sometimes, you may want to upload it to the Internet. It is time-consuming if you upload a large one. After reducing the size, you will find it smoothly to share a PDF file.

How to Shrink the PDF File Size?

There are several ways to shrink the size of a PDF file, and I think the most convenient one is to shrink with the Wondershare PDFelement. PDFelement is a professional PDF editor which can help you do various kinds of edits, like reducing the size of a PDF file and splitting a PDF into some smaller ones. Besides, you can convert a PDF file into some other format of document. And it allows you to add your own comments to it too. It is compatible with both the Windows and the Mac computer, so you can feel free to choose one version that is suitable for your computer.

It is easy to Shrink the size of a PDF file with PDFelement, and you may be surprised that there are 4 kinds of qualities for your choice. Now, let's check it out.

Step 1. Download and install the PDFelement

Choose a right version for your computer and download it to your computer. Then follow the installation guidance to install it.

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Step 2. Run the PDFelement

Now you can launch it and get ready to shrink the PDF file.

Step 3. Open the PDF file

Click on the “Open” button to open the PDF file that you want to edit.

Step 4. Start to Shrink PDF size

Tap on the menu saying “File” and click on “Optimize”. Then there are three kinds of pre-existing qualities that you can choose. They are the smaller file size, the medium file size, and the larger file size. If you are not interested in them, you can select the last option saying “Custom” to create one that fits you best. Then remember to click on “OK” to start.

Step 5. Save the new PDF file

After it is shrunk, tap on “File” and then the “Save As” button to save this new PDF file on your computer. You can choose to save it as a new copy or let it overwrite the old one, but the former one is advisable in case that you want the PDF of the best quality.

It is easy, isn't it? You can find more functions of the Wondershare PDFelement after downloading.

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