1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 29, 2013 3:02 PM by andyBall_uk
Richard Gilpin Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

I am in Preview Version 5.0.3 (504.1).  I have a PDF file that is 3.7 meg. in size.  That is a big large for what I want to do with it.  I would like to reduce its size to something a bit more manageable.   The Preview Help gives these instructions:

To reduce an image’s file size without changing its dimensions:

  1. Choose Tools > Adjust Size.
  2. Select “Resample image.”
  3. Enter a smaller value in the Resolution field.


My problem is that in my open window for this file the "Adjust Size" tool is dimmed.  I cannot choose that tool as instructed.  

Does anyone know why and how to get Preview to reduce the size of a PDF file?

Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)