Three Methods for Mac Users to Manage PDF File Size

2016-12-08 22:25:38 / Posted by Connie Wisley to PDF Follow @ Connie

When creating PDF files, people usually adjust the font styles, font sizes, and insert image or table to it, which will make PDF files look great. But when you need to send your great designed PDF files to others by email, you will need to take file size into consideration because email servers often limit the file size and larger files eat up bandwidth when downloaded. By this time, managing PDF file size is necessary. This is, in effect, shrink PDF file size. Many people know little about resize PDF files, but it is not comprehensive. This article will share three methods for Mac users to manage PDF file size, and the detailed steps about how to reduce PDF file size also will be provided, you can get it easily.

Method 1 of 3: Using the “Save As” command to Resize PDF Files

If you use other application to create PDF file instead of PDF software, using the “Save As” command to resize PDF files may be a good way. If you select "Save", any changes you made will be saved and added to the file instead of replacing them, the file size might be increased. But if you choose “Save As”, the software will rewrite the entire PDF document, which will eliminate unnecessary objects and amassed changes to resize PDF files.

Method 2 of 3: Using PDF Creator to Create Your PDF Documents

You also can use PDF creator to create your PDF document so that you can reduce PDF file size. PDF creator can help you to easily create PDF from Word (.docx), PowerPoint (.pptx), EPUB, Text, RTFD, HTML, CHM, JPG, and PNG etc. file formats. It will preserve your tables, images and formatting, text columns, font and style, image placement, superscript, and underlined text. But PDF creator will optimize your PDF file, it will change some elements, such as fonts, images, discard objects, discard user data. So it will help to reduce pdf file size on mac.

How to Reduce PDF File Size?

Step 1. At first, you need to click the “Free Download” button below to have a free trial of PDF Creator and then launch it on your Mac.

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Step 2. Add your files to PDF Creator, and then choose the file format. Surely, it supports to add multiple files with multiple formats.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button, it will convert 50 files to PDF within 30 seconds.

Method 3 of 3: Using PDF Compressor to Resize PDF Files

Another way to resize PDF files is using PDF compressor to compress PDF file so that PDF file size can be reduced. PDF compressor is an intuitive must have tool to add to your daily workflow since it makes reducing 1 or multiple PDF files size amazingly simple. This PDF Compressor provides 5 modes for you, including Normal Compression, Average Image Quality, Low Image Quality, Lossless Compression, and Minimal Size Compression. You can choose any of those according to your needs. And it is super easy-to-use, the operation steps will be listed below.

How to Reduce PDF File Size?

Step 1. The same as PDF Creator, the first thing you need to do is clicking the “Free Download” button below to have a free trial of PDF Compressor and then launch it on your Mac.

Free Download

Step 2. You can click “Add Files” button to add your PDF files, or just drop the files you want to compress to PDF Compressor.

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Step 3. Then you need to choose a compression mode according to your needs, select it, and click “OK”. And you can check the real-time size when you choose different compressiom mode and adjust the settings.

      choose compression mode with cisdem pdf compressor

Step 4. Click “Compress”, then you are done!

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1 Comments Leave a Reply

  • Ben

    I merged 3 PDFs into one, but too large in size, I tried Adobe to optimize the size but got image resolution in the PDF sacrificed. I have no idea about which one is the best. Anyway, I gotta try.

    3 years ago REPLY