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How can I reduce the file size in Adobe Reader 9?

Apr 22, 2010 7:49 PM

My wordpress isn't allowing me to upload files larger than 2MB. How do I resize my PDF in Adobe Reader 9 so that it is <2MB?


Thank you very much for the help!

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    Apr 22, 2010 8:34 PM   in reply to JodyPalmer1

    Adobe Reader cannot do such a thing.


    If the file is just slightly larger than 2MB, you can compress it into a ZIP or similar compressed format.  If it is much larger, you may need a professional tool that can compress a file into multiple junks.

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    Apr 23, 2010 5:26 AM   in reply to JodyPalmer1

    You will need Adobe Acrobat for this purpose.Adobe Reader will not be able to help you

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    Apr 23, 2010 8:59 AM   in reply to JodyPalmer1

    In Acrobat, open a PDF file.
    -Choose Document > Reduce File Size.
    -Select Acrobat 8.0 And Later for file compatibility, and click OK.

    When you choose the compatibility level, be aware that the newer the version of Acrobat that you choose, the smaller the file. If you choose compatibility with Acrobat 9, however, you should be sure that your intended audience does indeed have version 9 installed.

    Name the modified file. Click Save to complete the process.

    It is always a good idea to save a file using a different name so that you don't overwrite an unmodified file.
    Acrobat automatically optimizes your PDF file, a process that may take a minute or two. Any anomalies are displayed in the Conversion Warnings window. If necessary, click OK to close the window.
    Minimize the Acrobat window. View the size of the reduced file. The file size is smaller.

    You can repeat steps stated above using different compatibility settings to see how they affect file size. note that some settings might actually increase the file size.
    PDF Optimizer offers more opportunities to control quality trade-offs.
    Choose File > Close to close your file.

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