Cropping pages of a .pdf file

Question:I was wondering if anyone had any experience in working with .pdf files. I have a .pdf file and I need to crop every page down to a certain size. After a quick Google search I found the some software but my experiments with it failed. When I changed the cropBox and trimBox attributes on a page the results were not what I had expected and appeared to be quite random.Has anyone had any experience with this? Is there any resolution on VeryPDF?

Answer: When you need to crop PDF, maybe you can have a free trial of this software:VeryPDF Advanced PDF Page Crop, by which you can crop PDF to certain size. But this window GUI version, you can not it as command line too and there is no library available in it. You need to run this software manually not automatically. If you need to know information about this software, please go to homepage. In the following part, I will show you how to crop PDF pages by this software.

Step 1. Free download VeryPDF Advanced PDF Page Crop

  • When downloading finishes, there will be an exe file. Please install this software by double clicking the exe file and following installation message till short cut icon showing on desktop.
  • The following snapshot is from the software interface, please have a check.

crop PDF and apply all pages

Step 2. Crop PDF to certain size.

  • When you open software interface, please drag PDF file that you need to crop from its containing folder to software interface. Then it will be shown on software interface like I showed in above snapshot.
  • Click button Shrink to draw an area around the content where you think that part is useful. There will be red box around it. If all the pages of the added PDF have same layout, please click button All then you can apply it to all pages.
  • Click button of folder to save it as a new PDF file. Or you can click button File then save as to save it.
  • You can also use this software as PDF viewer and it can help you make PDF read more conveniently on the small screen devices, e.g., ipad, iphone, or other portable media devices with smaller screens.

By this software and this method, you can crop PDF to certain size and apply it all pages. This software also can be used to remove the margins of PDF pages and select the page range based on the crop box easily. During the using, if you encounter any problem, please contact us as soon as possible.

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