[OS X TeX] How to crop a PDF to the BBox?

William Adams wadams at atlis.com
Wed Mar 13 08:41:32 EST 2002

J.Huelsman said:
>I often use the MacOS X printdialog to save pdf-files if an
>Application can´t do so by itself. But the graphic I want to have is
>'included' in the pagesize you choose to print e.g. A4.

Set up a PostScript printer with a .ppd which allows custom page
sizes---not sure if Mac OS X has a UI for creating them yet or no, but
if not, you could just hand-edit the .ppd to have the desired sizes.

Or, use a graphics program like FreeHand which automagically will create
correct custom page sizes.

Alternately, the full version of Adobe Acrobat is able to crop .pdfs
visually / interactively, as are a number of the .pdf viewing programs
for NeXT/OPENstep (but none of them got ported 'cause Adobe Acrobat
Reader is free)


William Adams, publishing specialist
ATLIS Graphics & Design / 717-731-6707 voice / 717-731-6708 fax
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