How to Resize a PDF

Welcome to today’s blog post, where we’re learning how to resize a PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro. Downsizing large PDFs saves disk space, bandwidth, and computer memory. It also allows for paper size adjustment when printing.

Video Guide

Follow these steps to resize a PDF in just a few short minutes.

Check Your Current PDF Page Size

  1. Open PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  2. Select Menu Button.
  3. Choose Document Properties.
  4. Note the current page size. (e.g., 11×17 inches)

Open Print Command

  1. Press Ctrl + P on keyboard.
  2. Change printer to Adobe PDF.
  3. Click Properties button.

Adjust Paper Quality

  1. Select Paper Quality tab.
  2. Under Paper Source, keep as Automatically Select.
  3. Click Advanced.
Advanced paper quality options in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Edit PDF Page Size

  1. In Paper Size, scrool down to Postscript Custom Page Size.
  2. Click Edit Custom Page Size.
  3. Enter your desired dimensions. In this case we chose 8.5 x 11 inches.
  4. Click OK, and then OK again.
Choosing a custom page size in Adobe Acrobat Pro

Print and Save

  1. Click OK one more time.
  2. And then select Print.
  3. Save your new PDF file.

Confirm Your Resized PDF

  1. Click Menu Button.
  2. Choose Document Properties.
  3. Check new page size.
Checking the page size of a PDF.

That’s it! You’re done. Your PDF has been successfully resized. Note: This information is accurate as of the last Adobe Acrobat update, August 2023. Always check the latest software guidelines for updates.

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