How to Make PDF Files Smaller for Uploads

By Wesley DeBoy

You can make PDF files smaller for uploads by zipping the PDF files. This task can be completed using software that is already installed on your computer, whether it be a Mac or a PC. Once the files are zipped, they can easily be uploaded as one file. When you wish to open them, you'll simply have to unzip the files.

On a Mac

Step 1

Click the Finder.

Step 2

Browse through your computer files to find the PDF files you want to make smaller for uploads.

Step 3

Create a new folder to place these PDF files within. Do this by clicking "File" and selecting "New Folder".

Step 4

Name the new folder to represent your PDF files.

Step 5

Drag the PDF files you want to make smaller for uploads into this folder.

Step 6

Right-click or control-click this folder and select "Create Archive Of". After doing so, a zip file of the folder containing your PDF files will appear. You have now successfully made PDF files smaller for uploads.

On a PC

Step 1

Click the Start button and select "Computer".

Step 2

Browse through your computer files to find the PDF files you want to make smaller for uploads.

Step 3

Create a new folder to place these PDF files within. Do this by clicking "Organize" and selecting "New Folder".

Step 4

Name the new folder to represent your PDF files.

Step 5

Drag the PDF files you want to make smaller for uploads into this folder.

Step 6

Right-click this folder, select "Send To" and choose "Compressed (zipped) Folder". After doing so, a zip file of the folder containing your PDF files will appear. You have now successfully made PDF files smaller for uploads.