How do I reduce the file size in Acrobat DC?

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Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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I know you can reduce the file size in previous versions of Acrobat but I can find how to do it in Acrobat DC. Please help.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

‌The option is available in the trial version. Make sure that you don't use Acrobat Reader.

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Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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Look at the menu File > Save as Other...

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New Here ,
Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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Thank you for your help. I tried save as other but it only gives me the option to save as a text, word or excel file. I need to save as a pdf still just a small file size.

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Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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You must use Adobe Acrobat, not Acrobat Reader. Acrobat Reader can't reduce file size.

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New Here ,
Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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Thanks. I'm using the trial version. so if I purchase Acrobat DC will option become available to me?

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Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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‌The option is available in the trial version. Make sure that you don't use Acrobat Reader.

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Jul 07, 2015 Jul 07, 2015

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Yep. That was my problem. Thank you so much.

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 25, 2016 Jul 25, 2016

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The SAVE AS OTHER doesn't work in the paid version of ADOBE ACROBAT DC. Instead it INCREASED my file. Do you have another suggestion?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 26, 2016 Jul 26, 2016

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Try a other PDF file.

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May 31, 2018 May 31, 2018

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I tried multiple files. This is the purchased version, nothing happens. The files would not change size, none of them...

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Jun 01, 2018 Jun 01, 2018

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You cannot guarantee files will shrink. It isn’t magic, it does very specific things. For instance, high resolution images are reduced in resolution. You cannot make files smaller just because you have made a requirement to do so, they are already highly compressed.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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I've googled this for Adobe DC (not reader), trying to find an answer on a deadline, and I keep landing back on this adobe page. So this question is on the adobe website and adobe can't give us a sentence or two on how to reduce file size?  Adobe, if people need help, maybe you should be answering a question when we pay you a lot of money every month in perpetuity for your product. I know you have a manual that states how to do it. Please paste it into the convo, thanks.

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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I did figure out how to use this. It reduced my file size from 22.4mb to 22.13mb woohoo! It almost made a difference.

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New Here ,
Jul 05, 2021 Jul 05, 2021

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thanks for starting this conversation.  I figured out how to reduce a 24mb file to 4.5k.  Do a "save as" new file and check the "reduce size" box.  It's the only other way I've found.  

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New Here ,
Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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Hi Everyone, I am reviving this topic as I read all the comments, but nothing works, not even saving as another file. In no case it gives me the opportunity to reduce the file size. I don't understand how come this could be available on the trial version and not the paid version ??!!

 

Would anyone have any clue ???

 

Thank you,

Romina

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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What can you see at the menu File > Save as Other... ?

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New Here ,
Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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Hello, I can just see "Text" or "Word or excel online" ...

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Apr 08, 2022 Apr 08, 2022

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You use Acrobat Reader.

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Apr 12, 2022 Apr 12, 2022

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This is probably the reason why, yes, although it said I opened DC. Must be an issue with my computer not loading the right software. Thanks for your help!

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