Resizing a PDF document to specific size

I have a PDF file that I need to adjust for a 1/4 page ad. It needs to be reduced from an 8 1/2 x 11 to 2 3/16 x 3 3/4 and I cannot figure out how to do it in Adobe Acrobat.
When I clicked on Reduce File Size, it makes me resave the doc and doesn't allow me to pick how I want to adjust the PDF....
Any help would be appreciated- I have a deadline with this company and need to submit it to them ASAP.

"Reduce file size" changes the disk size of the file (in bytes) - not the page dimensions.
Reducing the page dimenions of a PDF in sync with the page content is a complex process, and typically uses commercial imposition plugins or an external application - you could for example open the PDF file in Illustrator or Photoshop and rescale it in there (as it's a print ad, flattening it doesn't matter).

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