How to compress PDFs on Windows 10 to reduce file size.

A user compresses a PDF on Windows 10.

Reading and working with PDFs is an everyday activity for practically every Windows 10 user. As one of them, you definitely know how difficult it is to open, download, and share large PDF files. Compress your PDFs to get more work done faster. Compressing a file is often a better option than creating a zip folder, which is not a permanent compression solution and can be difficult for the recipient to access.

The most convenient way to edit, share, and convert files is using Adobe Acrobat, the industry standard for PDF efficiency and productivity. The online PDF compressor is fast and convenient. Here are instructions for using it to reduce a file’s size in Windows 10.

How to compress a PDF for windows 10

Large PDF files can be a challenge to send via email. Learn how to compress your documents on Windows 10 with this helpful guide.

A user compresses a PDF on Windows 10.

  1. Open Microsoft Edge or any other internet browser. Navigate to the Acrobat online PDF compressor.
  2. Click Select a File and locate your PDF, or simply drag and drop it to the Compress PDF field.
  3. Once your file is compressed, download your file — and be sure to see how many bytes the compressor shaved off.

Compress multiple PDFs in Windows 10 online.

Online compressors work great for single files, but compressing multiple PDFs takes a more powerful tool. With Adobe Acrobat Pro, you can compress and save multiple PDF documents in one sitting using the PDF optimizer.

  1. Launch Acrobat Pro. Go to Tools > Optimize PDF.
  2. Locate your file and click Open.
  3. Click Reduce File Size in the top menu, then click Reduce Multiple Files.
  4. In the Arrange Documents dialogue, click Add Files > Add Files.
  5. Select the files you want to add and click Open, then click OK.
  6. Select your compatibility setting and click OK.
  7. Rename your file and click Save.

Do your best work with Acrobat Pro.

To compress a large PDF file right now, use the Adobe Acrobat online PDF compressor. Be even more productive with your PDF documents. Besides compressing files, you can further adapt files in Acrobat Pro by making them searchable and editable, and you can add extra security layers when you need to share sensitive information. Give Acrobat Pro a try and see how you can improve your PDFs.