How to compress PDFs: a Windows 10 user guide.

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

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.

Here’s how to easily compress your PDF files on Windows 10 with a little help from the Adobe Acrobat online PDF compressor.

Compress your PDF online.

  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.

Take your PDF game to a new level.

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.

  1. Launch Acrobat Pro and open the Optimize PDF tool.
  2. Locate your file and click Open.
  3. Click Reduce File Size in the top menu.
  4. Select your compatibility setting and click OK.
  5. Rename your file and click Save.

Do your best work with Acrobat Pro.

Be even more productive with your PDF documents. Give Acrobat Pro a try and see how you can improve your PDFs. To compress a large PDF file right now, use the Acrobat online PDF compressor.