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How do I reduce PDF file size with Adobe reader XI

Deal2go 5,191 284 December 11, 2015 at 08:54 PM
I don't have an Adobe account or paid service. I don't see any option to reduce size under" save as" or save as other". I am trying to upload passport photo copy on an application but the application says the PDF file size has to be under 300kb. The copy I scanned and tried to upload is over 400kb. I first scanned the passport and than saved it on my documents.

I am not a tech pro so it is such PIA ! Any advice would be helpful!

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#2
You could just lower the DPI on your scanner.
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#3
just use a pdf writer to "print it" at a lower resolution. also always scan as a jpg adjust/crop as needed then print to pdf
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If you have photoshop or other graphics programs many can read pdf and then you can reduce the size there.
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You could edit the pdf with GIMP [gimp.org]

or you could re-print the pdf with something like CutePDF selecting a lower quality setting. If the file you upload doesn't have to be a PDF just scan it as a PNG file with lower resolution or even in black and white or grayscale.

AFIK, Adobe Reader doesn't have the ability to shrink a pdf.
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choose "File > Save As > Optimized PDF...", as opposed to "File > Save As > Reduced Size PDF.
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