How to remove pdf trim box using command line

This article is going to illustrate that how to remove pdf trim box using Advanced PDF Tools Command Line. Advanced PDF Tools Command Line is quite useful for you to edit pdf file, especially to remove pdf trim box.

You can freely download Advanced PDF Tools  through the following link posted below

Do remember extract it after the download is completed, for it is zipped package.

To active this function you are bound to launch the MS-DOS command prompt window first, look at the screenshot, and they will assist you

Click “start”


Then “Run”


Input cmd


After several steps, you will have the MS-DOS command prompt window


Here, you can type the command line to remove pdf trim box.

pdftools -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” -X “Trim:Remove”

where the option -i is to specify a pdf file name or a directory for input, the option -o to specify the pdf file name for output, and-X is to remove or set Crop, Bleed, Trim, Art boxes, here “Crop:Remove” is to remove pdf trim box.

Once the input is done, please press the “enter” key


When you see this, it tells that your operation is correct.

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