How to compress PDF files with and without connection

Today we will explain how to compress PDF files in so you learn how to reduce the size of all your files. We will do it in two different ways in so that you can do this with and without an internet connection. Here we go!

How to compress PDF files with and without connection

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1. Compress PDF with PDF2GO

Il faster method to compress a PDF file is undoubtedly the tool "Compress PDF".

This tool is the easier to use and what works better today. You just have to click the button "Choose file" to choose the PDF file you want to compress.

Once this is done, click on the option that suits you best. We recommend the "Basic compression" mainly because it is free.

To finish, just click on the red button that says 'Choose options' and save the file.


This is another tool we loved for his ease of use.

Just click on the option "Compress PDF" and select our file.

Next, select the compression level you see best (we like the recommended compression) and click the red button Compress PDF.

3. Compress offline PDF files with Microsoft Word

Il second way is offline with Word of a lifetime.

The first thing you need to do is open the PDF you want to compress so that it converts from PDF to Word format.

After opening it in Word, click the button "File" e scegli l'opzione "Export". Then hit the image on the right that says "Create PDF / XPS Document".

Now make sure the option "Optimize for" is set to “Minimum size (online publication”. In this way the PDF will be compressed to the maximum.

To finish, click the button "Publish" And that's it.

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