Reduced the size of an editable PDF

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Aug 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2018

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I am working on some Editable PDF files. When I save them as a PDF from indesign the PDF file size is 94KB but once I put the editable areas (text) in the PDF document the file size increases to 1.6MB. I have tried the reduced file size option and the optimize PDF option but both don't reduce the file size. I want to put the PDF files on Linkedin so need the file sizes to be smaller. Does anyone know how to make editable PDFs smaller in file size? Thanks in advance.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2018

This explains the file size. Acrobat embeds this 2 large fonts.

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What font do you use in the form fields?

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This explains the file size. Acrobat embeds this 2 large fonts.

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What would reduce the file size, would a different font help?

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Use a other font.

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Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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This worked for me: https://www.adobe.com/au/acrobat/online.html

 

I thought it might take out the editable fields functionality but it didn't and it's looking great. I went from 3MBs to 280kb. 

 

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