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Do you ever want to change the size of a PDF document? Maybe the type of document is required at a particular size and you failed to take this size parameters into consideration when creating the document. It is only hard to crop a PDF on Mac if you don't have the right tool and don't know how to crop a PDF on Mac using this tool. But that's where we come in. By the time you're done reading this article, you'll have in your possession the best tool - PDFelement for Mac to crop PDF on Mac and the expertise to cut your PDF to whatever size.

How to Crop a PDF on Mac

Armed with PDFelement for Mac, cropping your PDF on Mac is quite easy. But before we get to how you can do that, begin by installing PDFelement to your Mac. When the program is successfully installed, open it and then follow these very simple steps to crop PDF on Mac.

Step 1. Open PDF

On the main window, click "Open File…" and browse your computer for the PDF document you would like to crop.

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Step 2. Select the Area to Crop

Once the document is opened, click on "Edit" button in the main menu and then select the "Crop" option. This will open the "Cropping Settings" dialogue box. You will see a red box around the page on the left side, drag the red box to select the area that you want to keep. Or you can set the accurate margins on the right side by entering the exact parameters and the red box area will be changed automatically according to your entered parameters.

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Step 3. Crop PDF on Mac

Please note that the area you choose (the area inside the red box) will remain and the rest of the document will be deleted. So be sure that you don't need those parts of the document before cropping. After setting the area that you want, you can choose the page range to crop. You can either customize a page range of your PDF document or choose all pages to be cropped. This is the option for you to crop a multi-page PDF on Mac. Once all is settled, click the blue "Crop" button to finalize the process and your page will be cropped with the new parameters.

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Crop PDF on Mac with Page Boxes Tool

PDFelement for Mac has provided another method for you to crop PDF pages, which is using the Page Boxes tool.

Step 1. Enable Page Boxes Tool

After opening a PDF file in PDFelement for Mac, click the "Page" > "Page Boxes" tool.

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Step 2. Settings to Crop PDF

You will also get the red box around the page and parameters on the right side, so use these options to set the area that you want to crop.

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What's more, you can also change the page size here. Either to choose a fixed size for your PDF document, or customize the page size to set its width and height manually. Then choose the page range to apply the settings to your PDF document.

How to Crop PDF on Mac with Preview

Preview is another program that can help you crop PDF on Mac, however you can only crop each page one by one manually with Preview since it does not support to choose page range to crop. And Preview also does not support to set the exact parameters to crop precisely. Here are the steps.

Step 1. Select the Area to Crop

After opening your PDF file with Preview, please click the "Tools" > "Rectangle Selection" button on the top menu.

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Step 2. Crop PDF on Mac

Then use your mouse click to draw the area that you want to keep. Once it is ok, click the "Tools" > "Crop" button, then the selected area will be kept.

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Best Tool to Crop PDF on Mac

Like we mentioned before, you need the right tool to crop your PDF document to the required size or the process just won't work. Not only does the program you use have to be quite competent at helping you cut your document to the required size, it also needs to be so easy to use, the process is effortless. Well, PDFelement for Mac is the only tool that offers both. And not just that, it is also quite efficient in other functions as well. They include the following.

  • You can obviously use it to crop a PDF page to a particular size.
  • It is also useful in editing all elements of a PDF document. You can edit text and images by removing or adding them to the document.
  • It is also useful when you need to convert PDF to other formats or other document formats to PDF.
  • It is also used to annotate PDF documents by adding comments, highlighting or even underlining text.
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Published: Oct 19,2017 15:49 pm / Updated: Sep 06,2018 17:02 pm

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