Since you’re dealing with PostScript images, one option might be to use GhostView; I’ve done so successfully in the past. As an example. Crop PDF files with Ghostscript. Normally, with the following command and justifications on the CropBox parameters, it should work. gs -o [gs-devel] Cropping PDF Files usign Ghostscript All the PDF files I’m using came with a Default Crop Box, and these files are generated by.
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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. Open it with a text editor and insert the following:.
Save it, and close.
Now close the dialog. Run the script gsviee double clicking it and choosing Run in Terminal. And new, zero-margin cropped version of all gxview with suffix -crop will now be printed in the folder.
If you want margins or other things, you can of course just open the script and add arguments after pdfcrop. You can also crop PDF files simply using Ghostscript. I have written a small script to simplify the process inspired by this answer:. In order to determine the coordinates for cropping, I use gvwhich prints the coordinates of the mouse cursor using the same units as Ghostscript.
I have no idea though, how the Ghostscript solution compares to pdfcrop in terms of quality and correctness. When Cdop can’t do something with pdftk, the next place I turn is PDFjamwhich is a command-line wrapper for the pdfpages LaTeX package hence you also need that and a TeX distro installed. For help on how to use it, I recommend the regular help screen:. This will output a file called input-cropped. My original was kB, my cropped version via PDFjam was 1.
If a graphical gsvirw is also fine I would recommend krop: This may help you. This is in accordance with the newer version of Ubuntu and life.
Crop PDF files with Ghostscript [Xiaoke Yang]
You can use it crop, add some stuff, etc. You could use a pypdf script from this page. But in the answer to this stackexchange questionthere seem to be many options as well.
[gs-devel] Cropping PDF Files usign Ghostscript
Kazark 4 Rakesh 1 7 Can you please describe what kind of cropping you can do with Adobe Acrobat pro? Because I do not have it and can therefore not tell what you are looking for.
If you wish to crop a pdf with left, top, right and bottom margins of 5, 10, 20, and 30 pt pointsthen run pdfcrop –margins ‘5 10 20 30’ input. For example, pdfcrop –margins ‘ ‘ input.
Cropping multiple files Unfortunately, pdfcrop cannot crop multiple files at the time. Open it with a text editor and insert the following: Rasmus 3, 8 28 This allows to use the approach to determine the crop area described in my answer below.
Is there a possibility of telling page number which need to be cropped? Mar 13 ’17 at I fear it’s all or nothing. I cannot see anything there that would allow specifying a range of pages. Comparing the size of PDFCrop’s output to its input, it looks as if pdfcrop only gsvieww the bounding boxes.
It doesn’t remove data. So this approach would be unsuitable to make the pdf smaller, or hide information. Thanks for Rasmus, you can install pdfcrop from texlive-extra-utils package: The measurement is bpwhich is slightly different from pt. For me pdfcrop inflated the file size from x from 7MB to 2GB. I have written a small script to simplify the process inspired by this answer: Now the maximum coordinates: For vrop on how to use it, I recommend the regular help screen: To crop a PDF, the command you need is something like this: Alex Ball 2 6.
Sunday 1 4 Shamina 1 7. I am not able to get what the left top right bottom parameters are. See my answer for an explanation of the parameters and how to determine them easily.
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