InDesign - export a PDF for web view and print

I have a brochure created for print in InDesign. I need to create a PDF for the web, that would be a link to download and print on a home printer. How do I accomplish this?
Thanks for any help!

export smallest size or take the print PDF in to Acrobat and reduce the size there.

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  • 4 questions on export/importing graphics for Web and Photoshop.

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