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How to Compress a PDF File

AltoPDF team

Jan 20 2020 / 9 min read

PDFs are known for both having good quality and for their compatibility with almost any device.

But sometimes, the size of a PDF is too large to be sent using email or through other messaging programs. There are also instances when your device simply doesn’t have enough memory for the document you are trying to send. Fortunately, if you have a large file, there are ways to decrease its size without deleting content.

Using our service, you have the option to easily compress a document and share it with others. Moreover, you do not need to worry about your screen resolution, operating system or browser - since this service operates and displays well on any device.

Your file can be easily converted using a few simple steps:

1. Visit the Website

To decrease the size of your template, you need to open the website by typing its exact address into the browser’s address bar or type Alto Compress into the search field. This should take you to the necessary site. It has a simple and user-friendly interface. There are no annoying advertisements, trial periods or registration requirements.

The opened page will look like the following:

2. Upload your File

Your document can be added to the platform using several ways:

The first and easiest way is to drag and drop the template into the upload box;
Secondly, the sample can be added from your device’s internal storage. Just click on the “Choose file” button and select the PDF you need;
Finally, you can import the file from one of the cloud services that you use. Simply select the cloud storage platform you work with and import your document from there.

The upload process will look like the following:

3. Decrease your file Size

The document can be easily compressed simply by clicking on the “Compress Now” button. The whole operation takes a few seconds. Afterwards, you will receive the output template containing the same information without losing quality and having a smaller size. The compression will look like the following:

4. Save the File to your Device or Cloud Storage

The final step is saving the file to your device’s internal storage, or to the cloud service that you work with. To download the template to your computer, click on the “Download Now” button and it will be automatically saved.