Adobe PDF shrink size of document

I have an application that creates very large PDF files. I need to find a way to shrink them. A one page PDF comes out of the application around 3 meg. The users do not have Adobe Standard, they only have Adobe Reader.

What is the easiest and least expensive way to change the file size in an existing PDF?
ajdratchAsked:
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skijCommented:
You may use a free online tool to compress PDFs:
https://www.google.com/search?q=compress+pdf+online

Alternatively, you could distill the PDF by installing an application like PDFCreator that can be used as a virtual printer to create PDF files.  You could adjust the compression and dots per inch settings of the virtual printer and then print the PDF to create a new smaller PDF.
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Edwin HofferTechnical ExpertCommented:
Hello ajdratch,

You can compress PDF file by using PDFWare PDF Toolbox software, it will help you to compress PDF file size as well as its images.

Link: http://www.pdfware.org/pdf-toolbox.html

Need more help, feel free to ask.

Best Regards
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ajdratchAuthor Commented:
I  able to do with virtual printers.  It looks like PDFWare would have worked but the trial version did not let me compress it and I didn't want to pay unless I knew it would be easier than virtual printers
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Edwin HofferTechnical ExpertCommented:
Hello skij,

Can you please share the PDF file in inbox so I can check what is the issue? Or tell me what kind of error you are getting.

Best Regards
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