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How to Crop a PDF

Sometimes PDF files come with large empty margins around the page. Those may look fine on paper but will waste the precious mobile screen space.


GoodReader`s PDF viewer allows you to crop such excessive margins.


To crop the pages, open a PDF file and press the Crop button:



Drag the crop markers to exclude empty margins from the viewing area:



Alternatively, you can zoom and move the page with two fingers to fit the screen the way you like it, zooming the margins out of the screen, and then tap To cur.view. This button will adjust the crops automatically to crop out everything that is currently outside the visbile area of the screen.


You can also choose different crops for odd and even pages in case if your PDF file is formatted for binding, with odd and even pages cropped differently.


The crops only affect the way you see the file in GoodReader. Nothing will be changed in the actual file; the empty margins will still be there if you export the file outside GoodReader. Also, you can reset the page crops to their original values at any time.



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