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How to Resize a PDF file

Want to reduce the size of your PDF? Then, you have come to the right place. In this article, we’ll show how you can use our free in-house tool to resize PDF.

We are in the exciting modern era of technology - like who would have imagined downloading GBs of data in minutes. But still, everyone prefers their data to be limited in size. Simply because it gets easier to access, upload, download, and share.

The same goes for PDF documents. So today, we’ll learn how to resize bulky PDFs to lightweight soft-copies. And along with some more details on why you would want them compressed in the first place.

Why Resize PDF

We resize the PDF file to reduce its size so it can easily be shared, edited, and viewed. PDFs that are hefty in size take some time to open, share and edit - depending on the performance of the device. By compressing a PDF file, we make it easily accessible.

For instance, you have to share 50 PDF files with 50 members of your group. Uploading original PDFs would consume a lot of time. However, if you compress all your PDFs, they’ll be shorter in size and hence easily shareable.

There are hundreds of use-cases of a resize PDF file tool - but they just remain the same. If you want to make your docs easily accessible, whether it’s downloading, viewing, or sharing, compression is the way forward.

Resize PDF File Using PDFBear Compress Tool

With PDFBear, you can easily resize PDF files. You just have to follow a few steps to compress the file size of your PDFs. And here’s how it’s done:

  1. Go to the official website of PDFBear, located at Then, wait for a few seconds and scroll down. Image

  2. Select the Compress PDF tool - it’ll help you resize PDF file. Image

  3. On the next screen, click on the blue Select Files… button. Image

  4. Next, select the file you want to resize and upload it. Image

  5. Wait for PDFBear to load your file.
    Then, you’ll see two compression options - Basic Compression and Strong Compression.
    Basic Compression is free for everyone, whereas Strong Compression is part of the paid PRO version. Image

  6. Select Basic Compression as it’s enough for most of the users. However, if you want the smallest possible size of your PDF file, you can consider purchasing the PRO version. Image

  7. Once you have selected an option, click on the blue CHOOSE OPTION button. Image

  8. Lastly, click on the blue Download button to save your newly resized PDF file. Image

Final Words

That’s how to resize a PDF file using our free and completely online compression tool! Wasn’t that too simple?

You can also try the 14-day free trial of the PRO version to unlock features like Strong Compression, bulk processing, and more. Also, don’t forget to check out other great tools at PDFBear!

Till then, happy PDFing.