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Compress Word Files Online

by Hung Nguyen

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Reduce the size of your Microsoft Word documents online without affecting their quality. Our tool is free for all, no registration or download.

Our online compression tool is quite versatile. It may be called a PDF compressor, but it can handle a whole bunch of other formats. You can compress pretty much any Microsoft Office document, including Word. It’s actually quite smart: The tool uses our conversion technology to turn your document into a PDF, making it easy to compress. You can then choose to export your file in your format of choice, including Word, Excel, PDF, or PPT.

How to Compress a Word File Online

  1. Drag and drop your Word file into the compressor.

  2. Choose “Basic compression” and continue.

  3. Click on “Export As” and choose the option “Word.”

  4. All done—The file is now in a much smaller size!

Compress Word Files Online

Compress your Word documents with Smallpdf in a few easy steps

Of course, you can skip the last conversion step and keep your file in PDF format, which is ideal for sharing documents you don’t want to be edited. Instead of choosing “Export As,” just download the compressed PDF version of your Word file via the download button.

How to Compress Multiple Word Files


The feature to process multiple documents at once is only available for Smallpdf Pro users. Don’t worry; you can take advantage of a 7-day free trial to try out all our pro features. Once you’ve started your trial, head back to the compress tool and upload as many Word files as you’d like. Once you’re done, you can download a zip file with all your compressed Word documents.

Additionally, a Pro account will allow you to use strong compression on your files, which is perfect if you have a large file that the basic compression can’t quite hack down enough. Remember, you can also drag and drop other document types, such as PPT, Excel, and even JPG images, to our online platform. We’ll simultaneously upload, convert, and compress your files for you. You can always export the files in their original format after compressing them.

For security reasons, we’ll remove your files from our servers after one hour. If you want to keep them longer, you can store them using our file storage feature or generate a shareable URL. Have fun compressing your Word documents!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf