Command line tool to crop PDF files

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I am looking for an open source command line tool to crop PDF file just like we can do in Adobe Acrobat Pro. I have tried PdfTk, ImageMagick, PyPDF, and GhostScript—all with no success so far.

I would suggest you take a look at PDFcrop.

If you wish to crop a pdf with left, top, right and bottom margins of 5, 10, 20, and 30 pt (points), then run

pdfcrop --margins '5 10 20 30' input.pdf output.pdf

in terminal. To actually crop something away, use negative values in the argument for crop. For example,

pdfcrop --margins '-50 -50 -50 -50' input.pdf output.pdf

crops 50 pts from the left, top, right, bottom (in this order).

If you run only the command pdfcrop input, it will output a file titled input-crop.pdf with zero margins. I find this very handy when including pdf illustrations in documents.

Cropping multiple files

Unfortunately, pdfcrop cannot crop multiple files at the time. It is however easy to write a script that will crop all...

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Online PDF crop tool

Free and easy to use online tool for visual PDF document cropping / changing canvas size.

You can crop the PDF to a selected area or choose Auto-crop option, to try and remove all margins automatically. You can also use PDF cropper to increase visible margins, for example to add space for annotations, by choosing "Extend margins" option.

How to crop a PDF?

Upload your document. Only upload multiple files at one if they have the same size and margins, and you wish to crop them all. Select the area you want to crop and choose Crop to selection
if you want to manually select the part of the document you want to crop. Choose Auto-crop to trim all the white margins automatically. All pages in the processed documents will be cropped equally. If you want to crop different part of each page, please split the file before and then crop each page...
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Here is a list of best free software to crop PDF. In this article, you will find various software which are free and can crop a PDF file. Sometimes PDF files have extra margins on their pages. These extra margins and space make it uncomfortable to read and navigate through the PDF. To fix this issue, you will need to crop PDF and remove the extra space.

This article will introduce you to various methods to crop a PDF file. Some of these freeware crop complete pages of PDF file together, while some let you crop PDF pages individually. Some software auto crop PDF to remove white spaces or margins and some let you set margins to crop PDF pages. You can also select the desired area to crop through mouse cursor. Some software have options to crop PDF pages in groups, like: crop odd pages, crop even pages, or crop pages of same size. You can also crop a single page into multiple sections. All of these PDF Editor software let you crop PDF files along with other PDF editing options,...

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Question

What's the best program that supports using command line for converting Office files to PDF?

Solution

You can use

A-PDF Office to PDF

(

free download here

) to

support using command line for converting Office files to PDF

:

First:

Use A-PDF Office to PDF in command line: Operate Cmd.exe then input your command line as "C:\Program Files\A-PDF Office to PDF\OfficeToPDF.exe" "C:\Card.doc" "C:\output\Card.pdf"

Second:

Right-clicking an office file in Windows Explorer Select "Convert to PDF" in Context-Sensitive Menu Choose an output folder to complete conversion

Third:

Operate "OfficetoPDF.exe" and click "Batch Convert Mode" then "Next>" to begin Click "Add" or "Add Folder" to add office files to be converted, or drag the files to the list directly, then do settings as Properties, Security, Watermark, Viewer etc. Click "Convert to PDF And Save As" to complete the operation (You can click "Hot...
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pdftk - a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents pdfrecycle - creates a PDF file by composing pages from other PDF files mbtPdfAsm - a in line tool for assembling/merging pdf files, extract informations form PDF files, update PDF files metadata pdfgrep - a tool to search text in PDF files pdfcrop - a tool to crop the pages of PDF files poppler-utils - command line utilities (based on Poppler) for getting information of PDF documents, convert them to other formats, or manipulate them

Converter

pdftohtml - an utility which converts PDF files into HTML and XML formats pdfreflow - reflows the texts into paragraphs, while removing hyphenation and page numbers, headers and footers pdf2xml - converts information contained in a PDF file into XML epub2pdf - a command-line tool that quickly generates PDF files from EPUB ebooks pdf2djvu - creates DjVu files from PDF files ...
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Professional command line tools for manipulating PDF files. Split, merge, linearize, scale, rotate, crop, encrypt, decrypt, watermark, bookmark, annotate, attach, impose etc. Full manual provided. For Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Version: 1.7(16 Dec 2011)
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Many robustness improvements, deals with more malformed files
Speed improvements on large, complex files
Better support for non-ASCII character sets
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Version: 1.6(16 Mar 2011)
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Command line tool to crop PDF files

I am looking for an open source command line tool to crop PDF file just like we can do in Adobe Acrobat Pro. I have tried PdfTk, ImageMagick, PyPDF, and GhostScript—all with no success so far.

command-line

pdf

open-source

edited May 18 '12 at 23:35

asked Apr 24 '12 at 8:47

Kazark 553

Rakesh

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Can you please describe what kind of cropping...

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(similar question exists, is explicitly for another platform and doesn't mention that no OCR is needed)

I need a command line tool (or a PDF viewer which supports this as a display option) which can remove the white border of a pdf file. No OCR or anything, just perfectly white borders. The input PDF files are vector graphics, i.e. white is always perfectly white. Ideally the output files would also be vector graphics/pdf so as not to waste disk space and so I can still zoom.

It needs to be a command line tool which supports at least Linux.

In a similar question this is an answer for Imagemagick:

From the formats page:

PDF - RW - Portable Document Format: Requires [Ghostscript][4] to read. By default, ImageMagick sets the page size to the MediaBox. Some PDF files, however, have a CropBox or TrimBox that is smaller than the MediaBox and may include white space, registration or cutting marks outside the CropBox or TrimBox. To force ImageMagick...

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PDF Batch Command Line (Available for the registered user for PDFill PDF Editor)

DOS Command Support: You can start a batch job in Windows by issuing the execution command directly from the MS-DOS command prompt window without opening the PDFill GUI. Note: Please put "" on your file name with space. Make sure all command is in one line.

1. PDF Form Data Export and Import
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3. Merge PDF Page into a new PDF
4. Split or Extract a PDF into a new PDF
5. Encrypt or Decrypt a PDF
6. Rotate or Crop PDF Pages
7. Reformat PDF Pages
8. Add Header or Footer on PDF Pages
9. Add Watermark by Text on PDF Pages
10. Add Watermark by Image on PDF Pages
11. Add Watermark by PDF on PDF Pages
12. Convert Images to PDF
13. Convert PDF into Image
14. Export and Import...

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I have a single pdf file with three pages in it I need to turn this pdf into three seperate pdf pages is there any command line tool or script to do this. I am trying with pdftk, pdfcrop, and GS but so far nothing has worked out

Example: one.pdf has 1 page and that page has 3 pages
in it. I need to divide this page into 3 seperate pages

-------------Problems Reply------------

ImageMagick is what I use for all my CLI graphics:

convert foo.pdf foo-%01d.pdf

This produces three separate PDF files:

foo-0.pdf
foo-1.pdf
foo-2.pdf

As far I understand you have three pdf pages stitched together side-by-side, constituting a single pdf page and you want separate any page into a single pdf page

as follows:

podofobox (from podofoutils)

http://podofo.sourceforge.net/tools.html

Usage: podofobox [inputfile] [outpufile] [box] [left] [bottom] [width] [height]

Box is one of media...

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Last Updated August 11, 2015 17:01 PM

I have searched the site for a way to crop PDFs based on the sporadic location of the crop marks. I did see the question titled Command line tool to crop PDF files that suggested PDFcrop and a couple of other methods but the problem I am facing with the crop marks is some pages have crop marks, some pages don't have crop marks and some crop marks are at different locations on the page. I did search under the tag crop but my results yielded no solution that could be ran in the terminal that would detect the location of the crop marks and then crop the page. So is there a way, in the terminal and not through a GUI that would allow me to script a detection of the crop and then crop the page?

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I would suggest you take a look at PDFcrop.

If you wish to crop a pdf with left, top, right and bottom margins of 5, 10, 20, and 30 pt (points), then run

pdfcrop --margins '5 10 20 30' input.pdf output.pdf

in terminal. To actually crop something away, use negative values in the argument for crop. For example,

pdfcrop --margins '-50 -50 -50 -50' input.pdf output.pdf

crops 50 pts from the left, top, right, bottom (in this order).

If you run only the command pdfcrop input, it will output a file titled input-crop.pdf with zero margins. I find this very handy when including pdf illustrations in documents.

Cropping multiple files

Unfortunately, pdfcrop cannot crop multiple files at the time. It is however easy to write a script that will crop all pdfs in the folder the script is located in.

Create a new empty file, and call it something.sh. Open it with a text editor and insert the following:

#!/bin/bash for FILE in ./*.pdf; do ...
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What is krop?

krop is a simple graphical tool to crop the pages of PDF files.

The functionality of krop is perhaps best indicated by some screenshots. krop should work on any recent Linux distribution, see how to install krop. I don't know if krop can be used on Windows or Mac after a sufficient amount of tinkering: please let me know in case you succeed. It is written in Python and relies on PyQT, python-poppler-qt5 and PyPDF2 for its functionality. It is free software, released under GPLv3+ in the sole hope that you or someone else may find it useful. A unique feature of krop, at least to my knowledge, is its ability to automatically split pages into subpages to fit the limited screensize of devices such as eReaders. This is particularly useful, if your eReader does not support convenient scrolling. (In fact, I wrote krop to be able to read mathematical papers on my Nook.) Possible alternatives to krop include PDF-Shuffler and briss. Please report bugs to...
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As far I understand you have three pdf pages stitched together side-by-side, constituting a single pdf page and you want separate any page into a single pdf page

as follows:

podofobox (from podofoutils)

Usage: podofobox [inputfile] [outpufile] [box] [left] [bottom] [width] [height]

Box is one of media crop bleed trim art Give values * 100 as integers (avoid locale headaches with strtod)

May be a tool to perform this task

take the mediabox info of your input pdf (for instance, with pdfinfo). You need to know the size (width and height) of your input pdf (having the three pages stitched side-by-side into one)

in my example, we have a 3-pages-side-by-side pdf

whose width and height are:

pdfinfo input.pdf | grep "Page size" Page size: 1785 x 841 pts

this is a 3-pages-side-by-side created stitching together 3 A4 size pdf pages

so, in order to get the width of a any single page constituting the input.pdf...

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I wrote three simple, single-purpose command line utilities to manipulate PDF documents:

pdfcat - concatenate (join, fuse) PDF documents
pdfcrop - crop (adjust margins of) PDF documents
pdfsplit - split (extract pages from) PDF documents

They can be downloaded here. Each comes with its own man page. There also is a small shell script to move the tools and man pages to the appropriate directories, but this is not mandatory. Read the Readme file.

The idea is to have something lightweight (the tar ball is less than 60 kB in size) and panic-proof that works immediately after download, without any dependencies, compilation, installation, setup or learning curve. The two tools (pdfcrop and pdfsplit) which take arguments beyond the obvious file names understand plain English, and the order of the arguments is optimized for interactive use: the file to crop or split, the crop size or page ranges, and redirection of the standard output to a new file. For basic use,...

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The Coherent PDF Command Line Tools allow you to manipulate existing PDF files in a variety of ways. For example:

Merge PDF files together, or split them apart Encrypt and decrypt Scale, crop and rotate pages Read and set document info and metadata Copy, add or remove bookmarks Stamp logos, text, dates, page numbers Add or remove attachments Losslessly compress PDF files

The cpdf tool has been available commercially since 2007, and is widely used in industry and government. The same technology is used in the Proview PDF Editor for the mac.

Now we're releasing them for free, under a special not-for-commercial-use license If you like the tools and want to use them commercially, or need support, licenses are available from Coherent Graphics Ltd. Commercial use involves anything other than private, personal use. Charities and educational institutions still require a license, but one may be obtained at greatly reduced cost - ask us. If you're still not sure if you need a...

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Free PDF Tools 4: Rotate and Crop PDF Pages

This FREE PDF Tool can rotate a PDF page by 0, 90, 180 and 270 degree or crop a PDF page to modify its layout of Print or View by specifying its margins.

There are options to select Page Number, All pages, Landscape Page Only, Portrait Page Only, Odd Page or Even Page. For rotation, you can define 0, 90, 180 and 270 degree. For crop box, you can define the left, right, bottom and top margins.

Note: If you want to rotate PDF Page in any degree, please use PDFill PDF Editor's Deskew Document. This function can rotate, move and scale PDF page like an image.

Here are the steps on how to Rotate and Crop PDF Pages:

1. Choose Free PDF Tools > Rotate and Crop PDF Pages

2. Select a PDF that you want to rotate pages.

3. The Rotate PDF Pages dialog box comes up:

Specify only one page number...
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Use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to transform a scanned PDF document into editable text and images while retaining the documents original format and layout.

Top-of-the-line OCR technology turns scanned documents into fully editable documents, allowing you to:
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Transform a scanned, image-based PDF document into editable text - while retaining the document's format and layout.

Top-of-the-line OCR technology (Optical Character Recognition) turns it into a fully editable document, allowing you to:
• Search the text
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