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How to Trim PDF to Adjust Its Margins

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PDF printouts can be messy at times. Misaligned or unnecessary content on pages can create a negative impression on professional documents, especially with official documents. Overflowing text and images on a PDF document are normally found where documents are converted to PDF from other poorly formatted documents. Adding pages with a different structure to a PDF document can also distort the overall appearance of the document.

Trimming PDF pages can be achieved by cropping. Trimming helps you achieve consistency and visual flow for your PDF document where pages have different sizes. If you often deal with PDF documents with combined pages, trimming should be a simple task that takes as little time as possible on your busy schedule.

Part 1Best PDF Trimming Software

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Wondershare PDFelement (PDFelement for Mac) enables users to have an easy time when they trim PDF pages. The application integrates a wide array of features that are easy to locate and execute. These features are suitable for the pre and post-production processes when handling PDF documents.

PDFelement also enables users to manipulate pages and the general structure of PDF documents. Users can merge, split, insert, and extract pages from PDF documents and even manipulate them to get new documents. If you constantly need to add content to PDF documents, you will love the merge feature on PDFelement that allows you to add multiple non-PDF contents for your documents.

Part 2The Steps to Trim a PDF

To Trim PDF documents with PDFelement is rather straightforward. After you have downloaded the relevant version of the PDFelement, install the application using default settings and launch it to access the trimming feature. You should then follow the simple steps below to trim PDF file.

Step 1. Upload File for Trimming

On the Home window that appears after you launch the application, you will get the opportunity to upload the document you want to be cropped. Click "Open" and select the file from your computer’s internal storage or an attached external drive.

On the Mac version, click on Launchpad on your Mac and locate PDFelement. Launch it and click "Open Files..." on the Home window. Import the docs you want to trim.

Step 2. Trimming PDF

Once the document is uploaded, locate the "Edit" tab at the top of the workspace window and select "Crop" from the submenu options that appear. Drag the mouse to select the area on the document you want to trim. If you feel the need to play with advanced settings, double-click on the selected area to open the advanced Crop Settings window.

On the Mac version, you can click "Crop Pages" under the "Edit" menu to trim PDF files.

Step 3. Apply the Changes

Once you are satisfied with your selection, click "OK" to apply the changes. If you are unsatisfied with the final result, you can always undo the changes by clicking the "Undo" icon at the topmost bar before saving the document. Otherwise, click "File" at the top, select "Save As" and choose a new name for your trimmed PDF file. Once you confirm, the changes will be permanent.

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Published: Jul 06,2016 10:41 am / Updated: Apr 27,2017 17:42 pm

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