Resize pdf page content using command line

It is quite common to resize pdf page content and you can handle it smoothly. But when you meet strict one or ones, what’s your plan? For instance, resizing page content to 59% of the page width and 77% of the page height, you might feel a little bit hard. Why not choose a pdf edit tool to help you and Advanced PDF Tools Command Line will surely fit you, because with which you not only can handle complicated editing but also can save your precious time. Do as followings!

First, follow this link you will obtain this useful tool

do remember to extract it, for it is a zipped package.

Second, launch the MS-DOS command prompt window

steps are as follows:

start the dialog box of “cmd.exe”: press  “start”>choose “Run”>input “cmd”>press “ok”

when the following appearing, you will have the MS-DOS command prompt window


Third, input the command to resize pdf page content 

pdftools -i “C:\input.pdf” -o “C:\output.pdf” -j “59% 77% true”    


  • –j is to specify set page content,
  • “59% 77%”  the first parameter means to set page content to 59% of the page width and the second parameter to 77% of the page height,
  • true is a Boolean type value to set whether to center on page. 

once the input is finished, press “enter”, you are allowed to see


Fourth, open the file to check, screenshots again


the above picture shows you have successfully resized pdf page content to 59% of the page width and 77% of the page height according to the command line and the below gives you a panoramic view of the changes of the pdf page content.


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