[pdftex] Cropping bottom margin off one-page documents.

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Sun Sep 19 13:07:12 CEST 2004

On Sun, Sep 19, 2004 at 08:38:28AM +0000, Michael Chapman wrote:

> I have several thousand one-page pdf-documents that I wish to trim the white 
> space off the bottom of.
> Using 'pdfcrop' (and re-creating the top, left and right margins using the 
> "--margins" flag in 'pdfcrop') gives the required layout.
> Unfortunately the passage through 'gs' that 'pdfcrop' (I think) uses kills 
> the hyperlinks.
> I have thought of using the basis of 'pdfcrop' and measuring the bounding box 
> for each document, and then recreating all the pdf-documents using 'geometry' 
> to set the page lengths file-by-file.
> Is there a neater solution?

You can edit the pdf file directly and correct the entry for the
/MediaBox, but caution, do not change the number of bytes, otherwise
the xref table will be wrong.

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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