Reducing the size of a Portable Document File (PDF) file in Acrobat 6.0
To reduce the size of a PDF file in Adobe Acrobat 6.0,
take the following steps:
- Click on File.
- Click on Reduce File Size.
- Select the desired compatibility. You have three options:
Selecting a later version will allow a greater reduction in file size, but will
necessitate others viewing the file to have that version. Selecting an earlier
version will provide greater compatibility, but a smaller reduction in file size.
- Adobe Acrobat 4.0 and later
- Adobe Acrobat 5.0 and later
- Adobe Acrobat 6.0 and later
When you are working with a PDF file, you can also reduce the size of the file
by choosing Save As
and then overwriting the file you opened. When you choose
, Acrobat will save the file as efficiently as possible, whereas when
you choose Save
, changes are appended to the file, which may make it larger.
Acrobat will also optimize a document for "Fast Web View" when you use Save As
allowing the document to be downloaded one page at a time from a Web server, which
will reduce the time it takes to view it.
You can see the size of the file in Acrobat by clicking on File and then
Document Properties. Under the "Description" section, in addition to the file size,
you will also see the PDF version listed, which will tell you what version of Acrobat
others will need to
view the file.
Reduce PDF file size