Edit pdf content right offset of the first page using command line

You can edit pdf content right offset of all pages in a pdf file, but how can you edit the specified page, such as the first page? Choose one or some of them to edit, which may pose a question for you. To make this edit much simpler, the VeryPDF.com offers you Advanced PDF Tools Command Line. You are allowed to specify any pages within whole pdf file, of course the first page included, to edit their content right offset under its help. Go for experiencing!

First step---Downloading

Follow this link you will obtain Advanced PDF Tools


The whole package is just of 3.04 MB, making the download swiftly, do remember to extract it, for it is a zipped package.

Second step---Launching

You are bound to launch MS-DOS command prompt window. Because the command line is bound to be operated under the MS-DOS environment. The procedure is easy, and the following pictures will guide you.

1) click “start” and then go to “Run”



2) input cmd into the following


3) press “ok”, you will find MS-DOS command prompt window popping up


Third step---Inputting

Input the command to edit pdf content right offset of the first page

it goes below

pdftools.exe -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” –~“-30,0” –u “1”


  1. the option -i is to specify a pdf filename or a directory for input,
  2. the option -o to specify the pdf file name for output,
  3. -~“-30,0”: -~ to edit content offset, “-30,0” the first parameter is to set right (x)-offset and the next is to keep y-offset  constant,
  4. –u “1”: –u is to specify pages and “1”  refers to the first page.

when the input is done, press “enter” key, you will see


Fourth step---Checking

Time for opening the file to check the result


Now, the first page’s content right offset becomes clear, below is a zoomed one.


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