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How to Compress PDF File using PDF Multitool?

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Step by step guide:

1. In this tutorial we will show you how to optimize or compress a PDF File using the PDF Multitool. Our sample document is a 2-page PDF file that contains text and 3 images with a file size of 329 KB.

2-page PDF Source File to Split Into 2 PDFs
Screenshot of a 2-page PDF Source File

Sample Document File Size
Screenshot of Sample Document File Size

2. To get started, let’s open the sample PDF document in the PDF Multitool.

Open Sample PDF in PDF Multitool

3. Then, expand the Utilities folder and click on the Optimize Document link.

Optimize Document Function To Compress File

4. On the Optimize PDF Document Window, you can select the Image Optimization Format, JPEG Quality, and Resolution. We will use the default settings and click on the Process Document button to save the optimized file.

Optimize PDF Document Settings Page

5. Great! We have successfully compressed the PDF file. Below are the side by side comparison of the compressed and uncompressed PDF files and their corresponding file sizes.

In this tutorial we learned how to optimize or compress a PDF document to make your PDF file size smaller.

Compressed And Uncompressed PDF Documents Side by Side
Screenshot of Uncompressed and Compressed PDF Files Side by Side

Compressed Document File Size
Screenshot of Uncompressed and Compressed Documents’ File Sizes