Cropping Pages

PDF Studio can adjust the crop box, bleed box, trim box, and art box on PDF documents. Documents may be cropped using the cropping dialog or the cropping tool. Units can be specified in inches, points, centimeters or millimeters. Cropping can be applied to a single page, a range of pages, or all pages.

How to Crop Pages

Using the Dialog

  1. Go to Document > Rearrange Pages > Crop Pages > Box Margins or use the shortcut key Ctrl + Shift + C (⌘ + Shift + C on Mac)
  2. Type in the crop settings and values for the document
  3. Click OK to apply the settings

Using Drag & Crop

  1. Activate the Crop tool by clicking on the Crop Tool button or going to Document > Rearrange Pages > Crop Pages > Drag & Crop
  2. Then click and drag an area on the page with the mouse to select the desired area you wish keep.
  3. When the mouse button is released, the page crop margins will appear and the crop dialog will open so that the crop values can be manually adjusted.
  4. Click OK to apply the settings

Crop Settings

Box

Crop box – the region to which the contents of the page are to be or cropped when displayed or printed.

Bleed box – the bounds to which the contents of the page should be clipped when output in a production environment.

Trim box – the intended dimensions of the finished page after trimming.

Art box – the extent of the page’s meaningful content (including potential white space) as intended by the document creator.

Margins

Size - Displays what the size of the page will be once cropped

Units - Select the measurement unit for the crop margins in either Inches, Points, Centimeters, or Millimeters

Top - The distance of the margin from the top

Bottom - The distance of the margin from the bottom

Left - The distance of the margin from the left

Right - The distance of the margin from the right

Pages

All Pages: all pages in the document

Current Page: the current page being displayed

Pages: set custom range of pages if needed using values separated by commas. For example, to print only pages 2 to 4 & 6 to 12 & 20 of a 30 page document enter “2-4, 6-12, 20″.

Subset: Subset of the currently set page range to print. Choose from the below options