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How to Compress PDF to 200kb Online and Offline

How to Compress PDF to 200kb Online and Offline

PDF, as the most suitable file format for cross-platform transmission, has been approved by people since its inception. Especially in the field of study and business, the use of PDF can be seen everywhere. However, due to the unique security of PDF files, people tend to store as much information as possible in PDF files.

This leads to the large size of such PDF files, which is not conducive to transmission because many websites or platforms do not accept large file uploads. Therefore, PDF users need to compress PDF files in order to save the storage space of the device and make it easier to share PDF files. And 200KB is the most suitable size.

This article will provide you with two methods to compress PDF to 200KB online and offline. You can choose the most appropriate method according to the actual network conditions. Let’s dive in now.

How to Compress PDF to 200KB Online for Free

To compress PDF files to 200KB or even smaller, choosing an online compressor is actually the fastest and easiest way. The online free PDF compressor provided by PDFgear uses the most effective MRC technology at present to compress the file size by identifying and eliminating redundancies without damaging any content information.

Now let’s see how the online free compressor works.

Step 1. Upload PDF File

Click the link and navigate to your browser’s compressing page of PDFgear. Drag and drop a PDF to the red box, or just hit the button to upload your PDF file to PDFgear.

Step 2. Select a Compression Option

After you upload the PDF,  you should choose a compression option from Low compression, Medium compression, and Strong compression.

Each option corresponds to different compression strength. You can select the compression mode you want according to your needs.

Step 3. Download New PDF

The compression will start automatically when you hit the “Compress” button. After a few seconds, the “Download” button will appear in the pop-up window. Now click it and save the PDF that compressed to 200KB successfully to your device.

As an online tool, PDFgear can reduce your PDF file size with only a few clicks. You only need to make sure your network is stable, and you can easily use PDFgear on Windows. Mac, Linux, and even phone running systems with its great compatibility.

More than this, PDFgear is not only a PDF compressor, but also a PDF editor, PDF converter, PDF merger & splitter, and so on. PDFgear is composed of many excellent functions which have supreme performance with the free charge to use.

However, when the network is unstable, the online tool page will get stuck, and the file cannot be uploaded and compressed successfully. In this case, the offline compression method may be the most reliable solution. But don’t worry, PDFgear also provides PDF users with a free download desktop version.

How to Compress PDF to 200KB Offline Stably

PDFgear desktop version is strongly recommended for you to compress a PDF to 200KB offline. It’s a practical offline PDF compressor as well as an all-in-one PDF tool that consists of great functions. Absolute safety and cleanliness are the most basic guarantee it provides to users. In case of a poor network, PDFgear software can offer a very stable running speed and can complete batch compression, batch conversion, and other tasks quickly. You can benefit a lot from simple installation

The detailed method is shown below.

Step 1. Download and Install PDFgear

Hit the link to download the right version of PDFgear according to the running system, and install PDFgear on your device.

Step 2. Upload PDF File

Start the software and find the PDF compressor of PDFgear.

Open the tool and hit the “Add Files” button on the pop-up window to upload the PDF file.

PDFgear supports users to compress multiple PDF files at one time. To achieve this goal, you can click the “Add Files” button, and long-press the CTRL key to select multiple files to upload at one time, or you can click the button many times to upload multiple files.

Step 3. Set and Compress

After uploading the file, select the most suitable compression level from Low, Medium, and High, according to the original size of the PDF and the compression effect you want. You also need to set the storage location of the compressed file too.

After setting all the options, click the red Compress button, and the reduced new file will be automatically opened in the Explorer you selected.

During the compression process, you do not need to manually adjust the compression details. PDFgear has preset detailed parameters of different compression levels to minimize the difficulty of operation.

Frequently Asked Questions about PDF Compression

How do I compress a PDF to 300kb?

You can use PDFgear free online tool to compress a PDF to 300KB. The compressor of PDFgear offers 3 modes for you to choose from Low compression, Medium compression, and Strong compression. Each mode corresponds to different compression strength. Please select a more suitable compression mode according to the specific size of your PDF file to compress it to 300KB.

Here are detailed steps:

Step 1. Navigate to the compression page of PDFgear with a browser.

Step 2. Upload a PDF and choose the compression mode you preferred.

Step 3. Compress and save your new 300KB PDF file.

Can I compress a PDF by 50%?

Yes, you can. Both PDFgear’s online tool and offline tool can help you compress PDF files to 50% of their original size. To achieve this effect, please click the “medium compression” or “strong compression” button when selecting the compression mode.

How do I compress a PDF to 200KB on Mac?

You can compress a PDF to 200KB on Mac with PDFgear offline compressor. This desktop version provides a more stable running speed and more powerful compression effects to help PDF users to compress PDF to 200Kb or even less without a stable network.

Look at the simple steps now.

Step 1. Click the link to download and Install PDFgear software, then start it.

Step 2. Find the PDF compressor and upload your file.

Step 3. Set the compress level and output location, then click the button to compress it.


When it comes to how to compress PDF files to 200KB, in fact, it’s not that easy to find the most reliable option from the whole PDF compressor market.  After many trials and data tests, we confirm that PDFgear is an extraordinary choice at present. It has comprehensive functions and powerful performance and provides online and offline versions for different user groups.


This post shows in detail the two methods PDFgear uses with or without a network to compress PDF to 200KB. Both methods shown above are very effective, just choose a scheme you preferred to operate now!


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