Create more efficient PDF files in a snap

Last update: 2023-08-04
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  • Intermediate

Available in Acrobat Pro only.

In this 60-second video tutorial, learn how to use the Optimize PDF tool to significantly reduce the size of your PDF files.


There are a lot of advantages to optimizing your PDF files. They’ll open faster, respond quicker; plus, they’ll save everyone bandwidth when you share them. And the best part is that you can do this quickly, right inside of Acrobat. I have a brochure here for my client and the file is nearly 10 megabytes. Now, before I send this off to my client for review, I’ll run the Optimized PDF tool from the tools area. Then I’ll simply click the Compressed PDF button. I’ll choose a destination. I’ll add -optimized to the file name, and then I’ll hit save. And I’m now looking at the new optimized PDF inside of Acrobat. You’ll see that the optimized tools are still open in case I’d like to run more advanced optimizations. I’ll close this tool and then compare this to the original PDF. Here, you can see that using the default settings, I got a file that is nearly indistinguishable from the original file with a new file size of only 751K which is 93% smaller than the original file, and that was 62nd Acrobat. -

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