How to trim my PDF book?

Question: Hello. I have Advanced PDF Tools v2.0 . I am trying to trim my book to 5.5 x 8.5. Please tell me how to do it. Thanks.


  • Download software Advanced PDF Tools. If you need to use the command line version, please download it on its official website.
  • Brief introduction:  Advanced PDF Tools allows you to edit or add data for the existed PDF files.  It also allows you to set open action, page layout, page size, page margin, page orientation, metadata, optimize for the web (linearize), compression and others into your existing PDF files. So trimming PDF file size is a pieces of cake for this software.
  • Detail usage:

1.Open software interface and add file or files to it. The following snapshot can help you know this step well. When you enter software interface, it is not hard to find many option menus. By it, you can edit PDF basic information, set how to show the converted files in the folder, handle image compression modes, change metadata in an easily way and customize some fields in your PDF file.  But the most important function to this question is that it can help you set the page size.

interface of Advanced PDF Tools

2. Go to Pages tab. When you enter it, you will know how to set the page size at once. The following snap shot maybe can help you in some degree. Please choose Change page size option then go to custom choice. In the width and Height, please input the value according to your need. But here one thing you need to pay attention to is that the Unit. The unit here is pt, but the unit the PDF reader is in, so before you input the unit, you should better do the unit conversion. If you feel the size setting can not reach your aim in some degree, you can move the content part in X-Offset and Y-Offset. In this menu tab, you can also choose the option setting to apply which page range. Also, there are  many options about scaling or others. By it you can adjust your PDF files as much as you need.

page menu option of Advnaced PDF tool 

3.Run the conversion. When you finish the setting part, you can click the button Change to do the adjusting. When you click it, a dialogue will pop up to remind you to save the converted files. After choose where to save it, the converted file will be saved in the chosen folder. Then you can check the adjusted effect.

Up to here, I will call an end to trim PDF book by Advanced PDF Tools. This software was developed by VeryPDF software company who has many software about file format conversion. If you have any question about this software or file format conversion, you are welcome to contact us by the ways supported on this website.

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