Reduce a PDF to make it quicker

I have a large PDF that has many items as it's a picture of topology. Is there any way to reduce it so it won't take so long to open and close?
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Joe WinogradDeveloperCommented:
There are ways to do it with third-party products, but since you asked the question in the Topic of Adobe Acrobat, I suggest the first thing to try is File>Save As>Reduced Size PDF. Here's a screenshot from Acrobat X Standard:

Acrobat Reduced SizeI don't know what version of Acrobat you have, but it should be easy to find this feature in other versions. If that doesn't work well for you, then you'll want to consider some third-party software. Regards, Joe

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jcimarronCommented:
Joe Winograd--
I know my first reference was long and responders are not likely to wade through it. Your suggestion to use Acrobat itself is "Method 3 of 5" in
http://www.wikihow.com/Reduce-PDF-File-Size
Joe WinogradDeveloperCommented:
> responders are not likely to wade through it

Yes, that's one reason, although in this case (which is often the case) I had a browser tab open with the question and it took several minutes to write the response, including loading Acrobat and capturing the screenshot. Didn't see your post until after I clicked the Submit button. In any case, thanks for letting me know that wikiHow has it covered...now I'll wade through it. :)  Regards, Joe
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jcimarronCommented:
Joe Winograd--
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
It may be that the problem is Acrobat itself, which is a bit of a bloated beast these days.
references:
http://www.reddit.com/r/geek/comments/ddh5p/the_iso_pdf_standard_hasnt_been_updated_since/c0zfics 

Personally, I use Sumatra, which works well as a bare-bones reader, but PDF X-Change has more features if you require them
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-non-adobe-pdf-reader.htm 
 - and by changing, you may avoid a few security holes too!

Alternatively, see the EE article here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Document_Imaging/A_4429-Comprehensive-How-To-Make-Your-PDFs-Small.html
katredrumAuthor Commented:
You are awesome!
Joe WinogradDeveloperCommented:
Thank you! I'm glad that it worked for you. Regards, Joe
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