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How to Crop PDF in 2 Easy Methods

PDF is a great way to save and share documents. But as you may be well aware, once the PDF document has been created it can be difficult to edit various aspects of the document. But what if there is a whole section of the document that you would like to remove?

This is where cropping a PDF can come in handy. When you can crop a PDF, you can easily send a section of the document to someone else. Here, we will share with you the various tools that you can use.

How to Crop PDF with UPDF

Cropping a PDF document can be a complicated process that may cause you to alter the document in ways you didn't anticipate. So, the best solution to crop PDFs in the ways is a tool that simplifies the process as much as possible, allowing you to make changes quickly and without destroying other aspects of the document.

There's a singular tool that encompasses all the essential features for quick and effortless PDF cropping—UPDF for Windows and Mac. UPDF is not only an intuitive PDF editor but also a cost-effective solution, outperforming mainstream PDF tools. It goes beyond just cropping; UPDF facilitates comprehensive PDF management in daily tasks. Moreover, it incorporates advanced AI capabilities for summarizing, translating, explaining, and even rewriting PDF content. With UPDF, you not only enhance your cropping experience but also unlock a plethora of features unmatched by other tools in terms of both functionality and affordability.

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The following are some of the reasons to choose UPDF over other solutions:

  • Crop or undo crop with one click.
  • Provides options for margin controls and cropped page size.
  • Allows you to constrain proportions while cropping.
  • It has a split feature to help you crop the PDF. It can split one page of PDF into several parts.
  • It has a very simple and beautiful user interface that makes all functions on the editor easily accessible and all functions uncomplicated.
  • You can also use it to edit the document's images, text, and links.
  • It will also allow you to rearrange, crop, split, rotate, extract, replace, delete, and even add pages to PDF documents.
  • Features various other capabilities, including AI, annotation, conversion, etc.

Below are the steps on how to crop a PDF with UPDF:

We will show you two methods to crop PDFs. One is to use the cropping feature and the other is to use the split feature.

Way 1. Crop PDF with Cropping

Step 1. Open a PDF and Click the "Crop Pages" Icon

Drag your PDF document into the UPDF interface. And then click the "Crop Pages" icon from the left toolbar.

Step 2. Settings for Cropping PDF Files

Now you can see all the tools for cropping PDF pages. You can use your mouse to adjust the page area for cropping.

Alternatively, you can adjust the margin settings in the right side panel. You can set the margin controls and cropped page size according to your needs. There is also an option to enable constrain proportions and if you need to use it, remember to toggle it to on.

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Step 3. Crop Pages in PDF

After you finish the settings, you can click the "Crop" button on the bottom to crop the current page. If you want to apply changes to all pages or some pages, you can click the "Apply Changes" button. Select the pages you want to apply changes to. Then, click the "Crop" icon. It will apply your settings to the pages you selected.

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Video Tutorial on How to Crop PDF Pages with UPDF

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Also Read: How to Remove Crop Marks from PDF? With/Without Adobe

Way 2. Crop Page in PDF with Split

In the "crop pages" of UPDF, you can find the "Split" feature. It can also help you crop the pages. It is better to use this method if you need to save all the parts including the part you need and the part you do not need. Just follow the below steps to crop the page in PDF.

Steps: Click on the "Split" icon in the "Crop Pages" part. You can click on the "+" on the edge of the page to add the split line, then, move the line to the place where you want to split the page. Also, you can enter the number in the left side panel to add equal division or equal space division. To make changes to all pages or several pages, toggle on the "Apply Changes" to customize the page settings. When you finish all settings, you can click on "Split". Now, you have all the cropped parts in the pages. You can delete the ones you do not need. Then, save the changes.

How to Crop PDF with Adobe Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat is another solution that you can use to crop PDF documents. It is one of the most expensive solutions in the market that will give you a way to crop a PDF, giving you a lot of freedom when it comes to creating and editing PDFs. To choose this way, you have to purchase the Pro version ($239.88/Yr) or the Standard version ($155.88/Yr) of Acrobat, which is really expensive.

Here are two ways you can crop a PDF with Adobe Acrobat:

Use the Crop Tool to Crop a Page

  • Step 1: Open the PDF document that you want to crop and then click on "Tools > Edit PDF."
  • Step 2: Click "Crop Pages" in the secondary toolbar.
  • Step 3: Draw a triangle on the page you want to crop. You can drag the corners of the rectangle to incorporate the size you want.
  • Step 4: Double-click inside this cropping triangle and the "Set Page Boxes" dialogue box will open, showing the margin measurements of the cropping rectangle and the page to be cropped. If everything is as you need it to be, click "OK."
  • Step 5: If you want to apply the settings to additional pages, select the page range or click "All" to apply to the whole document. Then, click "OK" to crop the pages.
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How to Remove White Margins

To use cropping tools to remove white margins in Adobe Acrobat, follow these simple steps;

  • Step 1: Open the document and then click "Tools > Print Production"
  • Step 2: Select "Set Page Boxes"
  • Step 3: Select "Remove White Margins" under "Margin Controls" and set the page range under
    Page Range."

Comparison of the Two Methods for Trim PDF

(One purchase, all platforms)
Pro(Windows & Mac): $289.88/Yr
Standard(Windows): $155.88/Yr
Crop PDF Pages
Edit Text and Images in PDF
PerformanceSuper HighHigh
Easy to Use4.94.8

When you compare the pricing between Acrobat and UPDF, you will find that Acrobat is very expensive that we can't afford, and UPDF is a much more cost-effective choice. What's more, UPDF has the same feature to let you crop PDF pages, and it even has an advanced OCR PDF feature. UPDF is very easy to use with super high performance. So what are you waiting for? Try UPDF now!

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FAQs about Cropping Pages in PDF

Can I Crop PDF Online with iLovePDF?

No. You can't crop a PDF online with iLovePDF. It doesn't have the cropping PDF feature so far.

There are many people who search for "crop PDF iLovePDF" on Google, however, the fact is that iLovePDF doesn't have the feature to crop a PDF. This is really a pity for users who love to use iLovePDF. Many online solutions tend to be limited in the cropping options that they can provide.

But don't worry, UPDF has covered you up and you can crop PDF pages with it easily. Compared to iLovepdf, UPDF is more stable as it is an offline solution with high performance. UPDF is an all-in-one PDF solution, and it allows users to read, annotate, convert, protect, and organize PDF pages.

Can I Crop a PDF Online?

Yes. There are some online tools to help you crop a PDF. However, using an online service has so many drawbacks, for example, it is not stable, you have to connect to the internet, there are limits to the file size, and it might not be safe to upload the file to the internet, etc. The best option is to use UPDF, which is very stable, and there are no limits to the file size. It also supports multiple platforms. Don't wait, and start to use UPDF right now!

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Knowledge: Different Ways to Crop PDF

Cropping a PDF can be so much more than just trimming the pages on the document and adjusting the margins. The following are some of the other ways that cropping can help you edit the document;

  • Adjust the Page Size

You can use cropping to trim the white margins on the PDF document to create consistency and uniformity in the page sizes. In the same way, cropping can also help you create different-sized pages, depending on the content.

  • Creating New Compositions

If you would like to change the orientation of the document, cropping tools can be a good way to do it. For instance, you can rotate the PDF into a vertical format, more consistent with official documents, or crop it into a landscape format that may be more compatible with a PowerPoint presentation.

Conclusion: Why UPDF is the Best Way to Crop a PDF File

As you can see from the options above very few tools will give you numerous options when it comes to cropping your PDF document. Most will only allow you to use cropping tools to trim the margins and even the ones that work like Adobe Acrobat can be difficult to use.

If you want a PDF editor that is easy to use and has numerous different features to make as many edits as you want UPDF is the only solution. You can use UPDF even if you have never used a PDF editor before and it is intuitive to use.

  • When compared with desktop tools, UPDF is the most cost-effective option with high performance and user-friendly UI and UX.
  • When compared with online tools, UPDF is the most stable and safe option, as you will encounter internet instability issues and security issues when you upload your documents to online websites.

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