Mac OS - How to reduce the size of PDF files?

December 2016


How to reduce the size (KB) of my PDF files on a Mac?


  • 1.From Pages or any other application, being used to create your PDF file, click on File > Print
  • 2. In the Print dialog box, click on the third pull-down menu box ("Copies and Pages") > Select "ColorSync"
  • 3. Click on the "Quartz Filter" button and select "Reduce File Size."
  • 4. Click "Save as PDF."

Thanks to rho and KUMARI for this tip on the forum.

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