2 easy ways to compress PDFs on a PC.

Two people explore different ways to compress a PDF on a PC.

Make your PDFs easier to access and share by compressing them. Learn how to compress PDFs on your PC using one of these easy methods.

Why compress PDFs on a PC?

If you’re working in Windows and you need to reduce the size of a PDF to send it, you can do so quickly with the Adobe Acrobat online PDF compressor. Or, if you’re offline, you can reduce the file size in Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Sharing PDFs on a PC is one of the keys to getting work done, whether you’re studying or working. Large PDF files, however, can eat up storage space and increase upload and download times. Compressing your PDFs will save you both time and hard drive space.

Follow the steps below to compress a PDF file on any PC computer, either online or offline.

How to compress PDFs online using a PC.

With the Adobe Acrobat online PDF compressor, you can compress PDFs while you’re away from your home PC. Here’s how it works:

  • Open your browser and navigate to the Acrobat online PDF compressor.
  • Click Select a File and locate your PDF, or drag and drop it into the Compress PDF field.
  • Download your PDF once the compression is ready.

How to compress PDFs on your PC.

You can also use Adobe Acrobat Pro on your PC to compress several PDFs without having to get online. Just follow these steps:

  1. Launch Acrobat Pro and open the Optimize PDF tool.
  2. Locate your PDF and click Open.
  3. Click the Reduce File Size button on the top menu.
  4. Select the compatibility option you want and click OK.
  5. Rename your file (if necessary) and click Save.

Do your best work with Acrobat Pro.

In addition to compressing files, you can use Adobe Acrobat online services to annotate PDFs, convert files to other formats, request signatures, password protect a PDF, rotate and reorder pages, and extract or insert pages. Find out everything you can do to streamline your PDFs and your workday with Acrobat Pro today. Or just head over to the Acrobat online PDF compressor to compress a large PDF document right away.