Screen Shot 2018-06-13 at 10.47.22PDF files are great, secure and easily to work with – we all have to at least agree on this. However, if the PDF files have a lot of images or screenshots, they can get quite heavy and difficult to send. So, if you need to send a last minute file to a co-worker or your boss, this comes infinitely more difficult.

An easy way to reduce PDF file size is to compress your PDF file – sounds easy, right? Well, it is. Compression works just as it sounds: the tool you’re using, whether online or offline, will optimize the images and the text to reduce the file size without compromising quality.

There are a number of online tools available on the market, and Tweak PDF Manager is one of the best: start compressing your PDF files now by dragging and dropping it into the compression section of the Tweak PDF Manager or follow the step-by-step instructions below if you feel a bit lost!

Step One: Select Your PDF Files to Compress

Screen Shot 2018-06-13 at 10.47.45Tweak PDF Manager has a handy drag-and-drop feature that allows you to drag the files you want to compress to the Tweak PDF Manager compress page.

Drag your files to the center of the screen, and they will upload straight away. If you’d rather not do that, you can always click on the PDF icon which allows you to manually search for your files on your computer and upload them easily. Additionally, Tweak PDF Manager can link to Dropbox, saving you time and hassle.

Step Two: Types of Compression

Screen Shot 2018-06-13 at 10.48.12One of the main benefits of Tweak PDF Manager is that the quality of your compressed file is entirely up to you.

Once your files are loaded, you will be offered with the three levels of compression; extreme, recommended and less compression.

In each compression type the quality of the end PDF file is different, along with the level of compression.

With a simple click of your mouse you can choose which level of compression and quality suits your needs the most. When you’re happy with your decision, click the ‘compress’ button to continue.

Step Three: Download Your PDF

Screen Shot 2018-06-13 at 10.48.22With great speed, your file will be compressed to the level which you wanted.

Depending upon your computer and browser, a copy of your compressed PDF file will either automatically download into the left-hand corner of your screen, or you can click the ‘download PDF’ button to get a copy.

Your compressed PDF file should appear in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen after downloading either automatically or manually. Otherwise you can check your ‘Downloads’ folder to check for your new PDF. 

Other Services by Tweak PDF Manager

For most, compression is the least of the requirements needed for PDF files. They are such secure files that making edits can be extremely difficult without any expensive desktop software.

Thankfully, Tweak PDF Manager has many different features and editing tools to satisfy all of your PDF management needs.

Just as fast as you compressed your files, you can also merge, split, rotate and convert your PDF documents!

It can also be very useful to convert your Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and images into PDF files to make sure the changes that you’ve made are final.

Now that your PDF file looks as you wanted, you can add some finishing touches by adding a watermark or page numbers. Use Tweak, your file is now entirely customized to your needs. Check out our sidebar to visit Tweak PDF Manager and give it a go for yourself.