Trim margins from PDF document

June 2nd, 2009 | Tags: , , , ,

It’s happened to me one time, that I want to trim margins from PDF document.

It was a manual for Panasonic G1 camera:

You can see huge margins there, because it was officially written for A5 paper and they create manual for A4.

See the picture:

One page from Czech Panasonic DMC-G1 manual

I used pdfcrop script from Heiko Oberdiek, which can easily trim margins. --margins 10 panasonic_g1.pdf panasonic_g1-2.pdf

Here is the result:

Trimmed page from Czech Panasonic DMC-G1 manual

I hope this can be useful for somebody who needs this…
KDE pdf viewer Okular, has the function “Trim Margins”, which works very well, but you can not save the PDF…

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  1. Enrico
    December 29th, 2010 at 19:05
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    Hey! Thank you very much! I was looking around to find a way to trim margins of my scientific ebooks so to read them on my small ebook reader. Your hint was very useful for me!