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Author Topic: remove pdf page parts completely  (Read 2925 times)

kalos

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remove pdf page parts completely
« on: February 06, 2013, 10:06:36 AM »
hello!

do you have any idea of how i could remove horizontal parts of a pdf page completely, ie. not replace it with empty space, but make the page more short

thanks!

Curt

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 10:59:22 AM »
Edited: It sounds as if you are forgetting that Pdf is for printing on actual paper. Even the most expensive book in the world will not have the last page been cut off just because THE END wasn't at the bottom.
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Each page always has the exact same length as every other page in that same document, so it can only be done if the document is 1 page (and 1 page only), - or if you test again and again with various dimensions, until the text on each page is just as long or short as the text on the last page - otherwise never.

"Files" > "New Pdf document..." > "From blank page" > "Adjusted..." > "Custom..."

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« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 11:06:44 AM by Curt »

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 11:44:38 AM »
I think you've got to explain a little better Kalos :tellme:
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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 12:39:39 PM »
I was just dinkin' around with Acrobat, and it does appear that you can make the bottom margin huge.  When viewing the PDF, this will essentially make it smaller.  (Rather make it appear smaller)

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 01:41:45 PM »
Or you can simply crop the page (or all pages), using the crop tool in Acrobat or PDF Exchange. Wasn't Adobe "giving away" Acrobat Pro 8 just the other day?

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:46:51 PM »
Or you can simply crop the page (or all pages), using the crop tool in Acrobat or PDF Exchange. Wasn't Adobe "giving away" Acrobat Pro 8 just the other day?

it's close to what I want, but not exactly

afaik, it doesnt allow you to specify an area in the middle of the page, that expands to the full width of the page, and cut it out, and rejoin the rest parts to a single page

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 06:10:33 PM »
maybe this is what you are looking for
pdfscissors.com

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 07:12:42 PM »
maybe this is what you are looking for
pdfscissors.com

looks excellent! but there is no desktop app?

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 08:48:32 AM »
pdfscissors.com
looks excellent! but there is no desktop app?



Quote from: offline version
offline.jpg
Adds shortcut on desktop

How does it work?

To run the app, just click those buttons on the left

Those will launch the app directly... no hassle

It will use 'Java webstart' technology. You need to have latest Java in your computer.

The app does not modify the original pdf, it creates a new pdf with the new crop areas that you will draw.

If you run the offline version, it will create a shortcut on desktop (and also to programs menu on windows). You can use that to run the app without internet connection.

If you have internet connection, app will keep itself automatically updated, no need to worry about getting the latest version.

NOTE: The app does NOT upload any file / any data from user's computer, the pdfs are cropped on user's machine.

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2013, 05:56:24 PM »
I have tested this on a couple of pdf files, but cannot see it working.  :(

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2013, 09:34:44 PM »
I have tested this on a couple of pdf files, but cannot see it working.  :(


Really? I wanted to give it a try next week. Could you try what the author does on this video?
http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=fOzh1ixHLa8

kalos

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2013, 10:21:48 AM »
I tested, it somehow "works", but not in the way I was expecting/wanting

it seems to treat pdf pages as photos and it crops them like that.

however, I want to treat them like doc files, where when you delete text or other blocks of data, all the below text moves up to fill the void

with pdfscissors you cant seem to be able to delete a part of a pdf page that doesn't expand to its full width and rearrange the left content automatically to fill the gap


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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2013, 11:07:34 AM »
however, I want to treat them like doc files, where when you delete text or other blocks of data, all the below text moves up to fill the void

Isn't that what Nitro Pro does? (though I've never tried it myself) If you do this often, why not just scan the PDF in something like ABBYY FineReader and then convert it back into PDF?

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 11:07:57 AM »
I think it just changes the visibility region to be rendered by a pdf file, useful to improve the zoom tool when reading pdfs on tablets/mobile devices.

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Re: remove pdf page parts completely
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 12:00:31 PM »
Isn't that what Nitro Pro does? (though I've never tried it myself) If you do this often, why not just scan the PDF in something like ABBYY FineReader and then convert it back into PDF?

not quite:
http://screencast-o-matic.com/embed?sc=cInqbPV2iy&w=802&v=3

by the way, how do I add videos here?

If you do this often, why not just scan the PDF in something like ABBYY FineReader and then convert it back into PDF?

I do this often and thus, such procedure wont be convenient
moreover, that procedure is too lossy