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Windows 7: Reduce/Compress PDF Size

22 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Reduce/Compress PDF Size

I guess gmail won't allow 5 mb attachment.

How do I make this smaller? I already compressed it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2011   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

How was the PDF created? Did you scan something into a PDF?

Here's a possible solution for the time being...

Compress PDF Files Online!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro x64

For compressing files,I'll suggest to use 7Zip.
Nice link!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

FliGi7, that site also has a 5MB upload limit 7-Zip is the way to go though Windows 7 does have it's own built in zip/unzip software. I believe you access it via the Send to option of the right click Context menu in Widows Explorer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Typically speaking a PDF is already compressed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7

If you have Adobe Acrobat (7+ full) installed look for the built-in PDF Optimiser, or another get-around using AA is to print the PDF document to a PDF file...


Used these a couple of time for GMail.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2013   #7

Windows XP 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
How was the PDF created? Did you scan something into a PDF?

Here's a possible solution for the time being...

Compress PDF Files Online!
quick searching on forum brings me here.this is exactly what I need.
great info.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2013   #8

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

What is the current size of the PDF? Such files do not normally compress very well so if the current size is much over 5 MB you may need to explore other alternatives.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2014   #9

Windows 7

Hi, yep unfortunatelly windows does not bring as many command line tools to deal with PDFs like other OS (eg. Linux). But you can also use some online services which are doing nice acrobatics to shrink your PDFs.. A good one is for example: Compress PDF - A Service by
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