View the effect after setting pdf page size using command line

How could you set pdf page size swiftly and more importantly how could you view the effect just at the moment you finish setting? It is not wise to go for the containing folder and click it to open. Using Advanced PDF Tools Command Line, you can input a command line to set pdf page size and add –v to view the effect at the moment you finish setting. Advanced PDF Tools is a pdf editor with multi functions. Based on this you can use the following command line---pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -x "llx lly urx ury" –v. For more details on how to operate, read below.

Step one You can freely download Advanced PDF Tools through

do remember extracting it after download is completed, for it is zipped package.

Step two launch the  MS-DOS command prompt window, because the command line is bound to run under MS-DOS environment, launching MS-DOS command prompt window is essential and crucial, here goes the procedure

press  “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”



so you will see the  MS-DOS command prompt window propping up


Step three input command line to view the effect after setting pdf page size, it is

pdftools -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” -x “llx lly urx ury” –v   

where the parameter “llx lly urx ury” is a form of rectangles, which is described in remark one.

Remark One: Rectangle Description
Rectangles are used to describe locations on a page and bounding boxes for a variety of objects, such as fonts. A rectangle is written as an array of four numbers giving the coordinates of a pair of diagonally opposite corners. Typically, the array takes the form [llx lly urx ury] specifying the lower-left x, lower-left y, upper-right x, and upper-right y coordinates of the rectangle, in that order. The other two corners of the rectangle are
then assumed to have coordinates (llx, ury) and (urx, lly).

so you can input four numbers to substitute “llx lly urx ury” to set page size according your requirements, such as 0 0 800 900, therefore the command to set page size can be written as 

pdftools -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” -x “0 0 800 900”    

when the input is finished, press “enter” and then you will see the Picture  (1) with Picture  (2) propping up automatically


                               Picture  (1)


                                 Picture  (2)

Additionally, you can take the following as reference to set pdf page size to meet various requirements

Remark Two: Usually there are three size unit such as point (pt), inch (in), millimeter (mm). Point size can be converted to inch like point/72=inch, and point to millimeter like point/72*25.4=millimeter. For example, the 595.5pt can be 8.27in or 210.06mm by calculating as:

Remark Three: if urx (Width) or ury (Height) equal zero, the value of urx (Width) or ury (Height)  will be calculated automatically, maintain their original aspect ratio,
pdftools.exe -i C:\in.pdf -o C:\out.pdf -x “0 0 612 792″ -j “612 792 true”
pdftools.exe -i C:\in.pdf -o C:\out.pdf -x “0 0 612 0” -j “612 0 true”       //ury (Height) will be calculated automatically
pdftools.exe -i C:\in.pdf -o C:\out.pdf -x “0 0 0 792″ -j “0 792 true”       //urx (Width) will be calculated automatically

If you have any questions, please don not hesitate to leave your comment below.

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