If you've created a PDF on your computer, but it's come together with a huge file size, you may want to make it smaller so that you can email it more easily. There are a couple of ways to go about this:
- If you have Adobe Acrobat Professional – there's a command under File called "Reduce File Size". That should shrink the file.
For example, if you've put a photo in your document – say, your headshot – but you have inserted the original photo that the photographer gave you, then it's likely that it will be much bigger than it needs to be. I suggest scaling and downsizing your images in Photoshop before placing them into the document that you're making the PDF out of. That should significantly reduce the file size.