compressing a pdf to a lower size

Use Ghost Script from commandline

gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dNOPAUSE -dQUIET -dBATCH -dPDFSETTINGS=/screen -dCompatibilityLevel=1.6 -sOutputFile=pdfoutsmallfile.pdf pdfinputlargefile.pdf

-dNOPAUSE – disable the interactive prompting
pdfwrite – create pdf files
-dCompatibilityLevel=1.6 – compatibility with each versions of adobe. Use 1.3,1.4,1.6,1.7
-sOutputFile – name of the output file.

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