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How to compress multiple PDF files

Updated July 20, 2017

PDF files are commonly used for guides and manuals. They are often uploaded in e-mails and onto websites. The file size of multiple PDF files can be large if there are many pages and images. Compression is always a viable choice if you are going to be e-mailing the PDF. Compression makes the file size smaller so that the files upload quicker. If you have multiple PDF files, you can compress them all together in the same folder.

Navigate to where your PDF files are stored.

Hold down the "Ctrl" key and left-click one PDF file. This highlights the file.

Continue holding down the "Ctrl" key and left-click each PDF file you want to zip. Let go of the "Ctrl" key once all the PDF files are highlighted.

Right-click on any of the highlighted PDF files and select "Send to," and then "Compressed zip folder." All of the highlighted files will be sent to the compressed folder.

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Mike Benson has been a freelance writer since 2000. He has authored tech guides on eHow as well as product and game reviews on a number of websites. Benson has focused his career in information technology and is educated in COMPTIA A+, electronics, A, B, C networking, search engine evaluation and programming. Benson has a certification of computer fundamentals and literacy.