4 Best Ways to Crop Multiple PDF Pages


Feb 24,2020 • Filed to: Edit PDF

Cropping PDF documents is essential for a lot of reasons. One of the most important ones is removing the white space on the document and getting the size specifications correct for printing purposes. But while cropping a single PDF page can be easy, it can be quite difficult to do the same for multiple pages PDF unless of course you have a tool that makes the process easy. In this article, we share with you four different ways to crop multiple PDF pages, using PDFelement Pro and other software.

Way 1. The Easiest Way to Crop Multiple PDF Pages

One of the easiest and most reliable ways to crop multiple PDF pages is to use PDFelement Pro. This program is a PDF editing tool that can help you edit PDFs in batch in just a few simple clicks. These editing features extend from text and image editing to cropping and combining multiple PDFs into a single document.

To crop multiple PDF pages using PDFelement Pro, install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps.

Step 1. Launch the Program

Download and install a program on to your computer. Once installation is complete, double-click on the program's icon to launch it.

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Step 2. Import PDFs with Multiple Pages

If you want to crop multiple pages PDF, you can use this PDF tool to combine multiple PDFs at first. To do so, you can click on the 'Combine PDF' button on the welcome page of the program.

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On the pop-up window, click on the 'Add Files' button and select multiple PDF files from the local file folder. Then you can click on the 'Combine' button to merge multiple pages PDF at once.

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Step 3. Edit PDF Files (Optional)

Once the multiple pages PDF document is open, you can make small changes to the file if you need to. All you have to do is click 'Text' and select if you want to 'Add Text' or 'Add Image'.

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Step 4: Crop multiple PDF Pages at once

To crop multiple PDF pages at once, click on 'Tool' in the left menu and then choose 'Crop Pages' option. Select your desired margin and use 'CropBox' to crop PDF pages. After you choosen the cropped area, go to the left menu to choose 'Apply different cropping to multiple pages' or 'Apply the same cropping to multiple pages', then click 'Apply'. Close the crop windows, you will get the multiple cropped pages.

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Why Choose PDFelement Pro to Crop Multiple PDF Pages

As evident by the step by step process demonstrated above, it is very easy to crop PDF pages using PDFelement Pro. One of the reasons it is so easy is because the program is easy to navigate; every button you need is clearly indicated on the program. But that's not all it can do. The following features make it the ideal tool to edit PDFs regardless of the kind of editing you need.

Key Features of this PDF editor:

  • It can be used to edit both text and images on a PDF document, giving users the unique ability to change text and image size or even alter the color and font of text used.
  • It can also be used to edit PDF pages any way you want. You can delete, crop and even add PDF pages to the document.
  • When you need to, annotation using this program is also quite simple. There are numerous ways to mark a document including highlighting text and marking it up any way you want.
  • The OCR feature can be used to edit scanned PDF documents.
  • It can also be used to convert PDF documents to other formats including Word, Excel, EPUB, HTML and many more. You can also create a PDF document quite easy, by simply opening a document in any format.
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Way 2. Crop Multiple PDF Pages in Acrobat

Adobe Acrobat also presents an easy way to crop multiple PDF pages. One of its principle solid suits is that Acrobat can be very dependable when altering an explaining PDFs and trimming is the same. The following is a step-by step guide to help you crop multiple pages in PDF using Acrobat.

Step 1. Launch Adobe Acrobat on your computer and then open the PDF document whose pages you'd like to crop.

Step 2. On the Tools pane, select the "Crop Tool" from the pages panel. This will give your pointer crosshairs that you can then use to drag across the document to highlight the area you want to remain visible.

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Step 3. Once you're happy with the selection, double-click inside the cropping rectangle. This will open the "Set Page Boxes" dialogue box where you can set the margins and other parameters. To apply the cropping parameters to all pages, click on "All" under the "Page Range" section.

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Way 3. Crop Multiple PDF Pages in PDF online

There are also a number of online tools that can allow you to crop multiple pages online. These online tools often come with a lot of features that allow for easy PDF editing although they may not be ideal for sensitive documents you'd rather not share online.
That said one of the best tools to crop multiple PDF pages online is PDFResizer. Here's a guide on how to crop multiple PDF pages using PDFResizer.

Step 1. Go to the official website to access PDFResizer's crop function. Click on "Choose Files" to select the PDF document you'd like to edit.


Step 2. Select the section of the document you would like to keep during cropping and once you're happy with your selection, click on "Crop to Selection." The cropping will be applied equally to all pages in document. You can then simply download the cropped PDF document.

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Way 4. Crop Multiple PDF Pages using Preview

You can also Preview to crop multiple PDF pages. This default, PDF reader and editor software for Mac, comes with lots of features to help you edit your document, including the ability to crop PDF pages. Here's how to do that with Preview.

Step 1. Begin by opening the PDF you want to edit in Preview.


Step 2. Click on the toolbox so you can see the cropping tools.

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Step 3. Now select the cropping tool from the list of tools.

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Step 4. Now go to "View" and then choose "Thumbnails" from the options presented.

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Step 5. Select all the thumbnails that appear. This will select all the pages in the document.

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Step 6. Drag a box to select the area you'd like to crop. Once happy with your selection, press "Option +K" to crop. All pages in the document will be cropped.

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If you receive a warning dialogue box, click the check-box and then "OK". Remember to export and then save the PDF document.


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