• Templates
  • Pricing
Log In
  1. Home
  2. Compress PDF
  3. How To Compress PDF
  4. Compress Word Files Online
Compress Word Online Smallpdf Banner

Compress Word Files Online

by Hung Nguyen

You can also read this article in German, Spanish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Vietnamese.

Reduce the size of your Microsoft Word documents online without affecting their quality.

The compression tool on our webpage not only accepts PDFs but also allows for the reduction of other Microsoft Office formats, including Word, PPT, and Excel files. The process, described below, will help you save the Word file as PDF, compress its data, and convert it back to a Word document. Our tool is the most popular online PDF compressor and our goal is to help users with these additional formats and all their digital document needs.

How To Compress a Word File Online

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

  2. Choose “Basic compression.”

  3. We’ll reduce the file size and change it to PDF format.

  4. Download the file and then convert it back to Word format.

  5. The file should now be in a much smaller size—don’t forget to download it!


A five-step guide on compressing Word docs with Smallpdf

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.

How To Compress Multiple Word Files


The feature to batch process multiple documents at once is available for Pro users, but a 7-day free trial is available for you to try out all the benefits of having a paid account. Once you have a Pro account running, head back to the compress tool, and upload as many Word files as you’d like. Once completed, you can download them all in a zip file.

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.

On another note, 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. Remember, you can always convert the files back to their original format after compressing

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 Word docs!

Hung Nguyen
Hung Nguyen
Senior Growth Marketing Manager @Smallpdf