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How to compress large PDF files to be quickly mobile accessible

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Written by Ben Rowland
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How to Compress Large PDF Files for Mobile-Friendly and Quick Access

Have you ever been trying to upload a file and received 'File size too large' error message? In this article, I'll show you how to compress large PDF documents to make them mobile-friendly and quick to access.

Why am I getting this message?

For clinicians, downloading and viewing large files can be a sluggish process, particularly in areas with poor internet connectivity in the hospital. By uploading smaller files we can improve quick access to information, safety, and efficiency!

This is why there is a limit on the file size

Follow the steps below to compress a large PDF file:

How can I compress files?

  1. Ask if your hospital has a licence for Adobe Acrobat Pro, this can be downloaded and set up on your computer.

  2. Adobe offers a free online compression tool that's really easy to use. Simply click the link to get started

Using the Adobe online compression tool here are the steps to make your PDFs smaller.

You may need to create an account, but the account is free to use these tools.

There you go! You have now successfully compressed the PDF file. Keep in mind that reducing the size of your files will lower their quality, however when viewing on a mobile device that shouldn't be a problem.

If you have any more questions about compressing large PDF files, don't hesitate to reach out to us for more help!

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