How to make Microsoft Word (RTF/DOC/DOCX) file size smaller using Adobe PDF conversion

Aug 14, 2023 | Office Suite, PDF editor

TextMaker from SoftMaker Office 2024 can convert large Microsoft Word .RTF, .DOC and .DOCX files into smaller file size in Adobe PDF or PDF/A formats. The native PDF export function allows you to take large documents, export them to PDF, and save on storage space. PDF/A export allows you to make standardized documents for long term archiving. Read below to see how simple this feature is. Depending on how the document was created, and how the graphics were stored, a file size reduction of 80% can be achieved.

Adobe PDF Conversion

Open an existing document and convert pdf as follows:

  1. Launch TextMaker.
  2. Click File  Open, select the existing .RTF, .DOC, or .DOCX file and click Open.
  3. Now click the PDF export button on the toolbar.
  4. Go to the Preferences tab.
  5. To make the smallest file size, make sure you set up Quality for Low, Compress to Low, use JPEG quality for Image Options and do not embed any fonts.
  6. Click OK to begin conversion.

File Size Comparison

Using the following example document file size reduction was 82% using 30% jpeg compression.  Your results may vary depending on the document content and preferences options.

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