How to compress a PDF to 300kb or less.

Need to shrink some files to make them more manageable? Learn how to compress PDF files to less than 300kb using both online and offline tools.

Offline file compression tips.

The best way to compress PDFs to less than 300kb offline is with a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat DC. Just open the editor and follow these five easy steps:

  1. Open the Tools center and select the Optimize PDF Tool.
  2. Choose the file you want to compress.
  3. Select Reduce File Size in the top menu.
  4. Pick your options and file version compatibility.
  5. Rename and save the file.

If your file is still too big, there are a few options you can use in the Optimize PDF Tool to help you reduce the PDF size even further. For example, you can:

It’s also a good idea to break up multi-page PDFs into separate files. That way, you can work with a few smaller PDFs rather than one giant file.

Compress a PDF to 300kb online.

If you don’t have a PDF editor on your computer, that’s okay. You can still compress a PDF online to 300kb or less using your regular web browser. Just follow these steps:

Online PDF compressors automatically optimize your file, so it might not be exactly the size you want. You can always repeat the process to get your PDF to 300kb or less.

Want to learn more about working with PDFs online? Discover what more you can do with Acrobat DC to simplify, manage and work with PDFs.