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My documents are too large to upload. How do I reduce the file size?

Here are some tips for reducing the size of your file:

PDF format

  • Recreate the PDF using the “lowest file size” option available.
  • If you have images, save them with a resolution of 96 DPI (dots per inch).
  • Remove all unnecessary images.

You may find file size and image options under the advanced settings section of the software you are using.

JPG format

  • Scan your document at a lower resolution (96 DPI).
  • Remove all empty space around the image.
  • Shrink the image.
  • Reduce the JPG image quality.

TIFF and PNG format

  • Scan your document at a lower resolution (96 DPI).
  • Crop the image to remove any empty space around it.
  • Shrink the image.
  • Save the file in JPG format instead.

DOC and DOCX format

  • Remove unnecessary images, formatting and macros.
  • Save the file as a recent Word version.
  • Reduce the file size of the images before they are added to the document.
  • If it is still too large, save the file as a PDF.

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