How to set pdf page layout via Advanced PDF Tools Command Line


The offers you an quick way to set your pdf page layout by using Advanced PDF Tools command line. You can freely download it through, do remember extract it after download is completed, for it is zipped package.

Now, you open the extractable folder, you will see


Because  it is command line, you naturedly  launch the MS-DOS command prompt window, here goes the procedure,  press  “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”, you will get the following box 


Now, the preparation is done, let’s input the command line to continue


The option -g specifies the page layout to be used when the document is opened.

pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -g "option"     

Where the option can be one of the following values:


For example, you can input

pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -g "Singlepage"    


pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -g "OneColumn"     


pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -g "TwoColumnLeft"     


pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -g "TwoColumnRight"  

Let’s choose one of them to illustrate, the below one and input it  

pdftools -i "C:\input.pdf" -o "C:\output.pdf" -g "TwoColumnLeft"     


And then open the testlayout.pdf and see what happened


The pages in two columns, with odd numbered pages on the left appeared. If you are interested, you can type others command lines to set your pdf file page view mode via Advanced PDF Tools, and visit at  for seeking more knacks on how to How to set pdf page layout using Advanced PDF Tools Command Line.

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